Here’s something new and very interesting. Authors can do book giveaways now on Amazon.com
Author, presenter, and coach Teresa Funke, who specializes in stories from World War II, has tied her giveaway to Twitter in an effort to grow her following as well as increase awareness of her stories.
The book is called Wave Me Good-Bye. Here’s the synopsis from Amazon.com:
As the only Jewish girl in her New York neighborhood, thirteen-year-old Miriam Liebler has a lot on her mind.
World War II is raging, and her brother will soon pack his bags to join the fight. Blackouts and air-raid drills punctuate her daily life. Worse yet, her family has heard nothing from their Jewish relatives in Europe since before the war started, and Miriam fears the worst. Her friends don’t understand her worries—until she meets Christopher Richards, an orphaned English boy whisked to America to escape the deadly bombings of London. Miriam and Chris exchange candy, comic books, and secrets through the iron bars of the orphanage fence.
When Miriam’s mother takes in a German-Jewish refugee and her daughter, Miriam becomes entangled in the woman’s desperate search to find her family. Will her friendship with Chris survive when trouble brews?
I highly recommend all of Teresa’s books, so if this story sounds like one your child or grandchild might like (or you for that matter–I read all of Teresa’s books for children), and if you’re on Twitter or willing to join, try for the giveaway.