Check out The Red Umbrella, a new children's novel just out from Random House/ Knopf. Written by a mom I know, this book of historical fiction has been called "an exceptional historical novel" by Kirkus Reviews and "compelling" by Publisher's Weekly.
Here's the publisher's link describing the book:
You can visit the author's website at www. christinagonzalez.com or meet her in person. Upcoming signings are scheduled throughout Florida, as well as in New York City, Boston, and parts of California.