Friday, February 27
Daughter of Venice by Donna JO Napoli
Sixteenth-century Venice springs to life in this entrancing historical novel. Rebelling at the restrictions that surround her, fourteen-year-old Donata seeks adventure and education, and finds them, along with romance and a greater understanding of her world. Napoli takes on a lot, writing about commerce, Judaism and a host of other subjects, but the strength of the plot and characters ties it all together in this outstanding novel.