Please join us when Barbara (B.E.) Beck talks about her just published book - Who Are You Trudy Herman? at BookTree Sunday June 10, 2018 (Free snacks!)
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Who Are You Trudy Herman?
After two years in a German American internment camp in Texas during World War II, teenager Trudy Herman and her family move to Mississippi. There, Trudy comes face to face with a new kind of discrimination—and she must decide whether to look the other way or stand up for what’s right.
"This novel offers a window into a lesser-known aspect of internment in WWII...When a regular girl confronts extraordinary challenges, this novel forcefully asks what it takes to stand up for what is right." —Booklist
"The plot is fast, driving, and great for reluctant readers....Great for school libraries as it offers a viewpoint of the effects of World War II at home." —School Library Journal
Told with deep empathy, this tale illuminates a little-known but relevant aspect of U.S. history and deftly explores privilege and injustice in their many forms." —Kirkus Reviews
"Who Are You, Trudy Herman? is a strong commentary on social injustice viewed through the eyes of a young, innocent girl. Shocked and terrorized by its existence and the shame not to find courage to confront it, Trudy must reach deep within herself to do what is right. B. E. Beck’s writing style and her ability to develop her characters makes this a must-read." —Bruce Hansen author of ALPHA BLUE
Confronting questions of inequality, injustice, and poverty, readers will ask themselves, “Who would I be?” B.E. Beck explores America surrounding World War II, illuminating the story of a girl setting her moral compass. Trudy’s struggles leap off the page, relevant now more than ever. —Jennifer Rainman, Librarian
"This coming-of-age story about a girl finding her way offers a glimpse into America’s history of discrimination against African Americans and German Americans. Give this to fans of historical fiction during this particular time-period and to young adults interested in social justice issues." — VOYA
B.E. Beck is an educator and writer. She taught at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, before moving to the Seattle College District. She is a member of Pacific Northwest Writers Association and active in two writers groups. She and her husband live in the Seattle area.