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Jennifer Armstrong
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  • About this Author
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“Why do I write historical fiction? Johnny Tremain, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Island of the Blue Dolphins—that’s why. I'll never forget how it felt to read those books. I want to write books with the same power to transport readers into another time and place.”—Jennifer Armstrong

Jennifer Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association.
Ever since the first grade, Jennifer Armstrong knew that she would become an author... Read More

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The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History

Written by Jennifer Armstrong
Illustrated by Roger Roth


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: August 22, 2006
Price: $34.99

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Becoming Mary Mehan

Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $6.99

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Black-Eyed Susan

Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: August 26, 1997
Price: $6.99

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Shattered
Stories of Children and War
Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $6.99

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Shattered
Stories of Children and War
Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $6.99

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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $12.99

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The Snowball

Written by Jennifer Armstrong
Illustrated by Jean Pidgeon


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: November 12, 1996
Price: $3.99

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Sunshine, Moonshine

Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
On Sale: March 11, 1997
Price: $3.99

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What a Song Can Do
12 Riffs on the Power of Music
Written by Jennifer Armstrong


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $5.99

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

Written by Irene Opdyke
As told to Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $7.99

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

Written by Irene Opdyke
As told to Jennifer Armstrong


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $7.99

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In My Hands
Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Written by Irene Gut Opdyke
As told to Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $14.95

In My Hands began as one non-Jew’s challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, it has become a profound document of an individual’s heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known.

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