France, The Crossroads of Europe

(Dillon Press, 1984, as Susan Balerdi)

As part of Dillon Press’s Discovering Our Heritage Series, this was a non-fiction book used widely in schools and libraries across North America as a teaching aid to children 12-14. It focused on what it was like for their contemporaries to grow up, in this instance, in France. Other selected books in the series included Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.

Shortly after writing the book, Dillon Press was acquired by Macmillan Publishing.