As a Social Studies educator who has seen this book embraced by today’s sometimes jaded students, I would like to endorse Peter and the Blitz. Ms. de Caprariis-Salerno wrote Peter and the Blitz as a ‘historical novel’ set in World War II England. The book focuses upon the struggles---and growing up process---of a teenage student amid the Nazi bombardment of his country. Based partly upon authentic family stories collected by the author, Ms. de Caprariis-Salerno’s work is meticulously correct with regard to historical detail and events. Peter and the Blitz captures the spirit of the time and place in a way which is both engaging and appropriate.