Meet Gwen Katz author of the acclaimed YA book Among the Red Stars. Book Talk Q & A and signing! Thursday November 9th @ 6:30PM (BookTree - Kirkland)
Among the Red Stars
A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION, FALL 2017
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“This beautiful, emotional entry into a key moment in Russian history will appeal to lovers of adventure novels, as well as historical fiction fans.” —Booklist
“Katz is skillfully informative, interweaving historical figures and facts without losing emotional propulsion and suspense.” —Horn Book
“Well written and an interesting presentation of history.” —VOYA
World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia. Determined to help the effort, Valka enlists as a pilot in an all-female aviation group.
Dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. As those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.
Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.
Gwen C. Katz is a writer, artist, game designer, and retired mad scientist easily identified by her crew cut and ability to cause trouble. Originally from Seattle, she now lives in Altadena, CA with her husband and a revolving door of transient mammals.