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The Wednesday Wars


  • Holling’s unwavering, distinctive voice offers a gentle, hopeful, moving story of a boy who, with the right help, learns to stretch beyond the limitations of his family, his violent times, and his fear, as he leaps into his future with his eyes and his heart wide open.
    –Gillian Enberg, Booklist
  • This is a lovely, heartfelt novel, read with as much care as the author used to create it.
    –Publishers Weekly
  • This story interweaves the issues of the period with grace and power, resulting in historical fiction both entertaining and endearing. Awards predicted.
  • Not to be missed this is a marvelous read, both achingly funny and deeply affecting.


  • Avi. Romeo and Juliet Together and Alive at Last. Orchard, 1987. ISBN-13: 978-0380705252
  • Caputo, Philip. 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War. Atheneum, 2005.
  • Coville, Bruce. William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Delacorte, 1994. ISBN-13: 978-0440412977
  • Ganeri, Anita. The Young Person’s Guide to Shakespeare. (book and CD) Harcourt, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0152021016
  • Kerley, Barbara. Greetings from Planet Earth. Scholastic, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0439802031
  • Schmidt, Gary D. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. Clarion, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0553494952
  • Williams, Marcia. Tales from Shakespeare: Seven Plays. Candlewick Press, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0763623234
  • Woodson, Jacqueline. Feathers. Putnam, 2007. ISBN-10: 0399239898