FOR THE DURATION will be published in June of 2009. It is the eighth book in the autobiographical chapter book series that began with the Newbery Honor Award-winning 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE.
"Tomie is hearing the phrase 'for the duration' over and over. So many things will be different as long as the war goes on, but he's still excited about starring in a dance recital, taking the bus around town by himself, and having his First Communion. He does have to deal with problems with his brother, but luckily, Tomie knows there are a lot of people he can count on for the duration."