Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Gail Anderson-Dargatz

May 23rd, 2024

Author Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s book My Life Off-Key (Orca $10.95) for ages 12-17, follows seventeen-year-old Jen, who is stunned to learn that the dad she grew up with, Steve, is not her biological father. Jen, who loves singing, is puzzled by her family’s lack of musical talent. At a concert, a stranger named Mike, who is a musician, reveals he is her birth father, explaining their shared passion. The revelation causes upheaval: Steve moves out upon discovering the secret Jen’s mom kept hidden, and Jen feels responsible and lost. As her family unravels, Jen struggles with her identity and questions whether Steve or Mike is truly her dad, feeling her life has been built on a lie. 9781459834798

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