This historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, follows Turner Buckminster and Lizzie Bright as their friendship forms and their lives are changed.
About the Author
Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Praise for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy…
"Gloriously figurative language...brilliantly evokes both time and place...both beautiful and emotionally honest, both funny and piercingly sad."-- Kirkus, starred reviews
"A powerful tale of friendship and coming-of-age...haunting combination of fact and fiction has a powerful and tragic climax."-- Booklist, ALA, starred review
"An evocative novel...with fully developed, memorable characters...fascinating, little-known piece of history...will leave a powerful impression on readers."-- School Library Journal, starred review
"Schmidt fictionalizes a true event... vividly realized...fully credible...subtly drawn."-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Historical incident ignites a rich novel...a drama that examines the best and worst of humanity."-- Horn Book