The Wednesday Wars

By Gary D. Schmidt
Year: 2009
Purchase: Buy Now!

With a backdrop of the Vietnam war and a protagonist named Holling Hoodhood, Schmidt creates a beautiful and moving coming of age story. 1967 was a tough year for young Holling. It isn’t easy for a 7th grader to learn some pretty grown up lessons. I literally bawled while my 9 year, who had finished the book, looked on and said, “I knew this was going to happen.” Read it even if you don’t have a daughter.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better.


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