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ANYA'S WAR Shortlisted for Panda Awards in China

Anya's War at local Book Fair

The Panda Awards initiative is a list of highly recommended books for readers in international schools in China. The goal is to instill an enduring love of reading and to take students on an exciting reading adventure. Andrea will Skype with students, sharing her creative process.

Andrea's Latest Blogs

Nov.06.2012 - 4:54 pm
from "Gift of the Child" collection
November's Child is like sprinking rain, watering down on a windowpane. You're the voice of friendship, the song of the wild, applauding the spirit in every child.
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Jul.14.2011 - 6:11 pm
photo credit: Lisa Bossi
Instead of filling your belly, pretend you are one of the millions of people all over the world who go hungry every day. Imagine the totality of hunger: the hollowness in a...
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Jan.26.2011 - 12:39 pm
Tsingtao passport photo and stamp
I dedicate this blog entry to Jewish Shanghai. The subject has fascinated me since childhood. Don't you feel curious, as I did, to hear the words "Jew" and "...
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Jan.03.2010 - 8:25 pm
One egg
Rather than resolve to accomplish a long list of improvements in the next 365 days, I commit myself to just one new perspective: I will live deeply in the little moments of my...
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Comments from Andrea

Jan.25.2009 - 6:35 pm
In response to: Twenty-Five Things About Being a New Widow
Dear Ericka: I am so sorry for your loss. I stumbled upon this blog after viewing my Red Room dashboard. I remembered...
Dec.01.2008 - 7:31 pm
Hi Hammoudi: Thanks for commenting on my gratitude blog. Yes, I agree. Misfortune comes from untruth, from losing the...

Published Reviews

Cover of Anya's War
Published by The Center for Children's Literature
"Anya's War is a remarkable look into the lives of Russian Jews who settled in Shanghai, China in 1937 ... When Anya finds an abandoned baby girl and begins a search for the child...