A Promise Stitched in Time: Book Review

I requested A Promise Stitched in Time because I’m preparing to teach a WW2 study and hoped this would be a good addition to our read alouds for that unit. I would gladly add this to my lineup. The content is mature in nature in the sense that the holocaust is a mature subject regardless of the words used to discuss. Colleen Rosinski did a great job of surrounding a tough subject to navigate with a story that intertwined the present and the past.


Maggie made a promise to her dying dad that she would enter an art contest to attend an art school and continue their shared past time. In searching for inspiration she came across a tweed coat that seemed to be calling to her. Once Maggie brought the coat home she started having dreams and flashbacks and interactions with a girl from the past. The coat gave her what she need to draw but the coat gave her so much more than that. With the help of her sister, Patty, and her boyfriend, Taj, as well as a friend she met through a senior center volunteer gig, Maggie was able to discover things about the past and herself. Maggie discovered she was someone more than she once thought and more than she knew she could be.

I would recommend this children’s fiction work to children 10 or older. I think the subject matter would be too much for a child younger than that. That’s my opinion based on teaching a child that age.

*Thank you NetGalley and Schiffer Publishing for the chance to read this Advanced Reader Copy. All opinions are my own. *

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