In Liza Wiemer’s timely and important novel, a community, a school, and one history class confront antisemitism after a teacher assigns a chilling project focusing on Hitler’s Final Solution. When they show the courage to protest the ethics of such an assignment, Logan March and Cade Crawford endure verbal attacks from other students, harsh words from a teacher they’d respected, and a hateful act of vandalism. As much as I wanted to think this could never happen, the story is based on a true event. The Assignment will have readers contemplating the choices they might make when faced with injustice. I found Logan and Cade’s tenacity inspirational, and rooted for the friends who, while caught up in their own problems, still found the courage to support them. Yes, the story is disturbing, but the heartfelt writing makes this a book filled with love and ultimately with hope. The Assignment is eye-opening and probably one of the most thought-provoking novels I have read in years. I can see this book incorporated into high school curriculum and also finding a wide adult audience, and I can't wait to see it change lives. Bravo, Liza!— Jenny Chou
About the Author
Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of experience. She is the author of two adult nonfiction books as well as a young adult novel. She lives in Milwaukee with her family. Visit her at LizaWiemer.com and follow @lizawiemer on Twitter and @lizamwiemer on Instagram.