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If your teen patrons are questioning their identities, have I got a book for them.
My subjects in CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? TRUE STORIES OF FALSE IDENTITIES had lots of reasons for pretending to be someone they weren't: They wanted to make it in Hollywood. They didn't want to be killed by Nazis. They wanted to escape from slavery. They really wanted to drive a subway train...
With second-person narration and an 11-page bibliography, CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? is a big departure from my picture books, THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS and SHARK VS. TRAIN. That means a whole new audience for my school and library visits, and I'm thrilled about that.
I'm giving away signed copies of CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.?, picked from random entries. To enter, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"[I]mpeccably crafted ... The use of second-person narration is very effective, allowing readers to assume the identities of each individual. Barton's prose captures the daring, ingenuity, and quick thinking required of each imposter." – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Can I See Your I.D.? / Chris Barton / Dial Books
Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0803733107 / Published: April, 2011
Ages 12+ / YA Nonfiction
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