Graffiti Knight by Karen BassGraffiti Knight by Karen Bass

Graffiti Knight

byKaren Bass

Paperback | August 15, 2013

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After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm is finally tasting freedom. In spite of the scars World War II has left on his hometown, Leipzig, and in spite of the oppressive new Soviet regime, Wilm is finding his own voice. It's dangerous, of course, to be sneaking out at night to leave messages on police buildings. But it's exciting, too, and Wilm feels justified, considering his family's suffering. Until one mission goes too far, and Wilm finds he's endangered the very people he most wants to protect.Award-winning author Karen Bass brings readers a fast-paced story about a boy fighting for self-expression in an era of censorship and struggle.
Karen Bass is a multi-award-winning author of novels for young adult readers. Graffiti Knight won the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature, and the CAA Exporting Alberta Award. Formerly the library manager in Hythe, Alberta, Kar...
Title:Graffiti KnightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:August 15, 2013Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927485533

ISBN - 13:9781927485538


Editorial Reviews

About Graffiti Knight2014 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People Winner2014 Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award Winner2015 USBBY Outstanding International Books List: Grades 6–8 selection2014 R. Ross Annett Literary Award Winner2014 CAA Exporting Alberta Award Winner2016 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award shortlist2015 B.C. Teen Readers' Choice Stellar Awards shortlist2015 Bank Street Best Book selection2014 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection2014 Ontario Library Association Best Bets selection2013 Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection"[A] gripping page-turner...The authentic setting, compelling characters and taut, suspenseful plot claim attention throughout. Bass refuses to oversimplify human beings...A different kind of war story, highly recommended."—Kirkus Reviews"The last quarter of the book is nonstop action...Wilm is a flawed but engaging protagonist, prone to headstrong actions, and he matures believably over the course of the story."—School Library Journal"Graffiti Knight shines a light on an experience about which there is little information....a good addition to any library."—VOYA"[I]t has more drama than The Hunger Games."—Resource Links"Bass has artfully recreated an historical time and place peopled by realistic, three-dimensional characters grappling with their own emotions and global forces they can only barely understand."—Quill & Quire"[I]ncredibly gripping and informative. As young adult war-related historical fiction goes, this book is second to none...Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine"An action-packed emotional story filled with foolishness, friendship and courage."—Calgary Herald"[A] riveting page-turner that readers will find impossible to put down."—Canadian Children's Book News"Award-winning author Karen Bass brings readers a fast-paced story about a boy fighting for self-expression in an era of censorship and struggle."—Oak Bay News