Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War by Monica Montanes, Eva Sanches Gomez, and Lawrence Schimel, based on the author's family history, this story follows two children that are coming of age during the Spanish Civil War. This story explores this turbulent period through the voices of seven-year-old Socorro and nine-year-old Paco. Because Papa fled Spain due to his political beliefs, the siblings and their mother must hide the truth in order to survive.
Dramatically illustrated and poignantly chosen words express the emotions of two children growing up in a time of extremism and fear. Hardcover, 88 pages. Recommended for ages 9 to 14 years old.