Hope Anita Smith
Hope Anita Smith is the author of The Way a Door Closes and its sequel, Keeping the Night Watch. A professional story-teller, Hope teaches poetry-writing workshops to all grade levels. A native of Akron, Ohio, Ms. Smith now lives in Los Angeles, California.
Keeping the Night Watch: ALA Book Talk
Cindy Dobrez talks about Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith In this stunning free verse follow-up to The Way a Door Closes, CJ learns to cope with life after his absentee father returns home. Keeping the Night Watch is a 2009 Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Buy it now wherever books are sold.Share This
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
A powerful middle grade novel-in-verse about one boy’s experience surviving the Holocaust.
Moishe Moskowitz was thirteen when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family learned the language...
Hope Anita Smith; illustrated by E. B. Lewis
So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. as he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. is not as quick to forgive as the other...