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Rachel DeWoskin

Biography

Rachel DeWoskin

Rachel DeWoskin is the author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, a memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as the star of a Chinese soap opera, and a novel, Repeat After Me. She lives in New York City and Beijing and is at work on her fourth book, Statutory.

Rachel DeWoskin

Books by Rachel DeWoskin

by Rachel DeWoskin - Fiction, Historical Fiction, World History, Young Adult 13+

The year is 1940 and Lillia is 15 when her mother disappears and her father takes Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life while worrying about their mother. Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet by making puppets, attends school sporadically, makes friends with a Chinese boy and finds work as a performer. As the conflict grows more intense, the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps, can they survive, caught in the crossfire?

by Rachel DeWoskin - Fiction

Imagine this: You are fourteen, watching the fireworks at a 4th of July party, when a rocket backfires into the crowd and strikes your eyes, leaving you blind. In that instant, your life is changed forever. How do you face a future in which all your expectations must be different? This is Emma’s story. The drama is in her many small victories as she returns to high school in her home town and struggles to define herself and make sense of her life, determined not to be dismissed as a PBK – Poor Blind Kid. 

by Rachel DeWoskin - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Judy Lohden is your above-average sixteen-year-old --- sarcastic and vulnerable, talented and uncertain, full of big dreams for a big future. With a singing voice that can shake an auditorium, she should be the star of Darcy Academy, the local performing arts high school. So why is a girl this promising hiding out in a seedy motel room on the edge of town?