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Books by Sarah



Praise for American Phoenix


"A compelling, comprehensive biography of a man who contributed much to American manufacturing – perfect for readers who like to root for the underdog." - Kirkus Reviews


"A compelling, richly textured tale of a tragic flood, an indomitable man, and the perils and promise of silk." - Amy Butler Greenfield, author of A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire


"A book with special relevance for our own times." - Jacob Soll, MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient, and author of The Information Master


“An inspiring biography.”- Alan Caruba, Charter Member, National Book Critics Circle


American Phoenix was a Featured Alternate for the History Book Club, a selection of the Military Book Club and Book-of-the-Month Club


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Praise for Peach & Blue

"This old-fashioned tale of friendship radiates warmth and authenticity. In every respect, this is a standout title." - Booklist


"A romantic tale of love and friendship, set off by exquisite artwork." - Family Life


"There couldn't be a simpler, more straightforward, or more touching love story than this." - Family Fun


"For fanciers of old-fashioned children's books...romantic, lushly colored illustrations." - Publishers Weekly


Peach & Blue was the 2001 Book of the Year by the State of South Carolina Science Teacher's Association. It was also featured on The Today Show and listed an all-time favorite love story in The Washington Post.


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Praise for Leaving Vietnam

"This true account of a refugee from Vietnam dramatizes what it was like for the boat people who left their country secretly and tried to reach the U.S...It's a story of thrilling adventure and family love." - Booklist, Starred review


"Leaving Vietnam is the best of recent books reconstructing events of the war from the perspective of its refugees. It is perfect for beginning chapter-book readers." - Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2000


"Gripping, real-life adventures, told in a childlike first-person voice will keep beginning readers interested in this Ready-to-Read chapter book." -Publishers Weekly


Leaving Vietnam was a Junior Library Guild Selection and picked by the LA Times as a best book for children on the Vietnam War. 


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