Code Name Verity
This basket of books will be distributed on April 23, 2014 in honor of World Book Night --
by Elizabeth Wein
Q. What is World Book Night?
A. World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23 –Shakespeare’s birthday– tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.
I am one of those ten of thousands of people who will go forth on April 23, 2014 and distribute 20 of the half-a-million books. My chosen title is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Hyperion, 2012). Elizabeth Wein is an author who writes a WWII tale of a secret agent “Verity” who is arrested by the Gestapo. She thinks she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. They'll get the truth out of her. But it won’t be what they expect.
As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy?
- Michigan State University Trailer -(2013) Department of State of the Young Adult Literature Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEz6nPVubck
- Official UK Book Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjqA9TYtIQE
- Code Name Verity:Book Trailer by Kim Neher -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn6ThPdJl9w