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Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.

Book Marissa Moss Fantasy 2012
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Moss succeeds in educating her target tween audience about very complex ideas surrounding the history of prejudice and scapegoatism, as well as illuminating an important French artistic period. Not only is she successful in these lofty goals, but she also creates an engaging plot involving a blend of real and fictional characters, all of whom are quite well-rendered. Readers may internalize this novel by degrees; some kids may find the Dreyfus plot difficult to follow. But all will learn quite a bit and will identify with Mira's predicament and feelings.

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