Rachel’s Riveting Reads (children’s book reviews)

Rosie Raja: Churchill’s Spy

by Sufiya Ahmed How wonderful to have an exciting espionage story set during World War 2 which is written for children. Even more exciting is that the main, heroic protagonist is a mixed race, British Indian, Muslim girl. A fabulous role model! Despite being born to royalty, Rosie Raja behaves without presumptuous expectations. She is gutsy, fiercely loyal and passionate. Despite being a child and against her father’s protective misgivings, she joins the French Resistance where she learns exciting things such as secret codes and terrible things such as betrayal. As a reader, it was fun to decipher the secret…

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