On Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 4PM EST - 6PM host Barbara Ehrentreu welcomes new guest author Jackie Minniti, author of Jacqueline. Having read this book I can say it is one of the most enjoyable books I have read for this age group. The story is fraught with the feelings of the time in war torn France. Set in Nazi-occupied Rennes, it tells the story of a 10-year-old French girl and the American soldier who befriends her. Jacqueline combines the drama of fiction with the authenticity of personal history in a tale of faith, family, unusual friendships, and the resiliency of the human spirit that will capture the interest of even reluctant readers and give young readers a window into history. We will be discussing what led her to write this book and her life story. In addition to being a middle grade author, Jackie has written an award winning book dealing with ADHD in education called Project June Bug.It won several literary awards including an Eric Hoffer award and a Mom’s Choice Silver Medal and was named Premier Book Awards “Book of the Year." Jackie has several stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul collections. Susan A. Royal is returning to talk about her new novel, Xander's Tangled Web, a fantasy for young adult readers whcih has gypsies, love potions and half truths. Susan has several other books for older readers, From Now On, In My Own Shadow, Not Long Ago. There may be some surprise guests as always and listeners are welcome to call in to ask questions for just to talk with the host or the authors.