I love it when teens tell me about an exciting book I've never heard of before! I bet I'll be bringing this one out to the schools on my next booktalk.
Can I See Your I.D.?
Describe the book: Ten imposters pass themselves off as people
they aren't. A high school dropout spends days as a high-ranked navy
surgeon. A poor woman pretends to be a foreign princess. A white man
takes a few pill and then instantly explores the world as an African
What did you think: These stories were mind-blowing. I thought
Mary was quite clever when she used other people's tales to create her
own royal life story, and I was impressed when John figured out how to
live life disguised as an African American. I was also awed at Solomon's
courage. I think it would be so difficult to pose as someone you're not
just to stay alive.
Who would you recommend it to: People who want to read shocking yet true stories
- R.B. (Grade 8) from Granite Falls Library
Thanks for the tip R.B.! Unfortunately, I can only send prizes to our local libraries, and while you put down Granite Falls, your home address is in Virginia. Let me know if you've moved :)