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Author Lorna Czarnota
has created a masterful rite-of-passage narrative about
Breadline Blue (William Saxton), a boy of sixteen who
leaves home to help his family, devastated by illness and
the Great Depression.
Wide-eyed ‘Blue’ journeys from boyhood to his emerging
maturity, challenged at every turn while riding the rails
toward Washington, DC and Eleanor Roosevelt. Along the way
he greets the full gamut of humankind as they toss down
gauntlets or grace. He meets it all with the solid
foundation of the values of the Saxton family, his
mother’s voice echoing in his heart, offering readers a
protagonist of substance and leaving them wanting more.
-- Susan Klein, Author and Storyteller
characters and beautifully written! Breadline
Blue is a delicious coming of age tale that would
be an asset for any classroom! A must-read for students!
Lorna Czarnota delivers a splendid story that is
filled with real-life ups and downs. Couldn't put
the book down! Veni vidi vici!!"
Aimee M. Levesque, Writer and Educator