Monthly Archives: April 2015

Read Alikes – Rose Under Fire

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If you enjoyed Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein you may also enjoy the following historical novels. 

Drop by your school library and check out its great historical fiction collection. Your librarian will be happy to help you find that next great book.


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Code Named Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Soldier Doll by Jennifer Gold

Thunderous Whisper by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Underground Soldier by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

We Were Liars Gets Movie Option



Lockhart wrote the script

It was optioned by Imperative      Entertainment

It means (hopefully) more YA in the movies

The incredible casting potential

It’s a gorgeous summer story

The themes are genre kryptonite

The mystery!

Fan Art

Many readers of the YA genre put their ideas to paper in the form of fan art. Below are some great examples of various characters in Marie Lu’s The Young Elites.

If you are a talented young artist feel free to visually represent any of the characters in the TRCA Top Ten books. Your librarian will be pleased to post your work in the library. Happy drawing!

Young Elites



Jacqueline Woodson reads from her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming


TRCA 2015 PowerPoint

Click on the title to download and watch the TRCA 2015 PowerPoint Presentation.

TRCA 2015