Street of Storytellers
Silver medal, teen fiction, 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awards
Winner, young adult books, 2019 Independent Publishers of New England Book Awards
Kirkus Reviews "Editors' Choice"
This multicultural thriller, set at a pivotal time and place in recent world history, is about three families across two cultures. It's about an ancie ...more
Luke is an American teen. His dad is obsessively writing a book set in Pakistan. His parents are divorced, and his dad invites him to Peshawar, Pakistan so Luke can gain insight into his writing process.
Luke wants nothing to do with his dad’s interests, and instead, spends time in the Old City, where violence and extremism is happening. He is enchanted with a girl named Danisha, but any contact is forbidden and could get her killed. He also forms a friendship with ...more
During his winter break, Luke travels with his father to Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier. Luke’s father is obsessed about writing and completing his book about a lost anc ...more
There were so many themes touched upon, showing the reader similarities among two contrasting cultures - living one's true self, acceptance of those around you, the importance of free thinking and education.
This was a short novel that carried a "big punch". It was compulsively readable with well fleshe ...more
Luke is a 15-year-old teenager who ...more
Christmas is approaching and Luke will be spending it with his father in Pakistan; he is not happy about this at all. His father wants him to understand why this research is so import to him, they visit a friend of his father’s and Luke is warned that he is not to be alone with the da ...more
2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Book
2020 Gold Medal, Young Adult Fiction, Independent Press Awards
2020 Silver Medal, Teen Fiction, Benjamin Franklin Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association
2019 YA Fiction Book Award, Independent Book Publishers of New England
Indie Editors Choice, Kirkus Reviews
It's rare that I read young adult fiction (which is probably why I'm a bit surprised by this list)...this book came to me through a Goodr ...more
Luke, the American, finds common ground with th ...more
Through this novel, Luke is confronted with many obstacles. He isn’t familiar with the cust ...more
First time reading from this author.
We are giving this 4.5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌠
This is not my type of reading but was happy to received this cuz it was so good. Know I have to read more books of it and read more action packed books.
Wow what a surprising read. Couldn’t put it down and enjoyed every minute of it. Has a nice flow right from the end of the other books to this book. Just when I thought it was ending you turn ...more
You're going to fly through this thrilling novel and ended up truly enjoying it. Each page turned, each character, brings you into a world that you feel like you can all but smell. Doug Wilhelm has a wonderful talent and unique writing style. His attention to detail is spot on and by the end of the book, you'll be ready for more of his stories.
This is a perfect book for a
Keep up the great work, Wilhelm. I hope you write more of these works.
• Gold medal, YA fiction, 2020 Independent Press Awards
• Silver medal, teen fiction, 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awards
• Winner, young adult books, 2019 Independent Publishers of New England Book Awards
• Kirkus Reviews Indie Editors Choice
Doug's previous books ...more