I first heard about Winnie's War on the Blueboards. I have already read two wonderful young adult novels set in the same period of the flu pandemic: Fever by Laurie Halse Anderson and Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson and it's a fascinating period in history. Winnie's War is geared toward a younger crowd, so I am looking forward to seeing how Jenny Moss deals with it. Plus, it is set in Texas, so I suspect there might be a hurricane involved as well.
And lucky me! I won an Advanced Reader Copy of Winnie's War. Thank you Jenny. It's a lovely birthday present.
That's right, I share a birthday with Elvis! As does Miss Erin. For the longest time, I think until I came to the US at age 14, I thought that Elvis was Indian. Tee hee. That's because my mom told me so. I don't know why she would think that, but it stuck in my head. I even had fantasies about being his daughter, since both my brother and sister told me I was adopted ... from a poor and ugly old woman (I wonder whether this is something that all older siblings say to their younger ones). No matter that I look a lot like them and my parents. So, if I were adopted, who's to say I wasn't Elvis' daughter?
The things kids believe. My mom told me that babies were born from the bellybutton as well.