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Jennifer Roy

Biography

Jennifer Roy

Jennifer Roy is the author of the highly acclaimed YELLOW STAR, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature and a Sydney Taylor Honor Award. It was a Jewish Book Awards Finalist, an ALA Notable Book, School Library Journal Best Book and a NYPL Top Book for Reading and Sharing Books for the Teenager. She is also the author of CORDIALLY UNINVITED and MINDBLIND  and the coauthor of the Trading Faces series, written with her twin sister, Julia DeVillers.

Jennifer Roy

Books by Jennifer Roy

by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil - Children's, Children's 10-12, Family, Family Life, History, Nonfiction, World History

At the start of 1991, 11-year-old Ali Fadhil was consumed by his love for soccer, video games and American television shows. Then, on January 17, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein went to war with 34 nations led by the United States. Over the next 43 days, Ali and his family survived bombings, food shortages and constant fear. Ali and his brothers played soccer on the abandoned streets of their Basra neighborhood, wondering when or if their medic father would return from the war front. Cinematic, accessible and timely, this is the story of one ordinary kid’s view of life during war.

by Jennifer Roy and Meg Owenson - Holocaust

This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it's unforgettable.