The End of the Line
Robbie is locked in a room with nothing but a desk, a chair, a stack of paper and pencil. Robbie has reached The End of the Line, AKA Great Oaks School. Thirteen-year-old Robbie’s first-person account of his struggles at the school—at times horrifying, at times hilarious—alternates with flashbacks to the events that led to his incarceration. If Robbie is to survive The End of the Line, he must confront the truth: He is a murderer. Awards Reviews
The Safest Lie
Nine-year-old Anna Bauman is one of the Jewish children whom Jolanta (code name for the real-life World War II resistance spy Irena Sendler) smuggles out of the Warsaw ghetto. Anna, given a new name and false papers, must keep her true identity secret, first at a Catholic orphanage and then with a foster family. Ironically, she discovers that the most difficult part isn't remembering her new identity, but trying not to forget the old one.
Angela Cerrito is an author and playwright. She graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Angela has lived in several states in the US as well as in China, Germany and Italy.
Her debut novel, The End of the Line, won several awards including VOYA's top of the top shelf and YALSA quick pick. Her forthcoming novel, The Safest Lie, was inspired by Irena Sendler's child rescues in the Warsaw ghetto. The Safest Lie is based on research in Warsaw, Poland that was made possible through SCBWI's Kimberly Colen Memorial Grant.
Angela serves as the Assistant International Adviser for SCBWI and co-organizer of SCBWI at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. She is a member of ILA (International Literary Association), ALAN (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents), Willamette Writers and Write Club. For the past several years, Angela has been a judge for the Young Adult Fiction Festival in Paris, France. She has presented on writing, literature and the Warsaw ghetto child rescues to schools, small community groups and to larger organizations and festivals.