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4 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library Y CAM (Text) 33500013213467 New Checked out 06/01/2020
Fosston Public Library Y CAM (Text) 33500013213475 New Checked out 06/23/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338355932
  • ISBN: 1338355937
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the true story of Stefania Podgórska. Includes an author's note that outlines the later lives of Stefania, and the many of the other people who appear in the book.
Summary, etc.:
Sixteen-year-old Catholic Stefania Podgórska has worked in the Diamant family's grocery store in for four years, even falling in love with one of their sons, Izio; but when the Nazis came to Przemsyl, Poland, the Jewish Diamants are forced into the ghetto (and worse) and only Izio's brother Max manages to escape, and Stefania embarks on a dangerous course--protecting thirteen Jews in her attic, caring for her younger sister, Helena, and keeping everything secret from the two Nazi officers who are living in her house.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Scholastic Press.
Grades 9 to 12. Scholastic Press.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Sixteen-year-old Stefania Podgorska lives with the Diamant family in Przemysl, Poland, during WWII. When, in 1943, the German army invades her town, her adopted Jewish family is rounded up with other Jews and sent to the ghetto. Stefania is left behind, but she—while also caring for her abandoned six-year-old sister, Helena—agrees to hide Max Diamant and his friends, who escaped the ghetto. For almost two years, Stefania and Helena live in absolute fear of being discovered and killed for helping Jews. Young adult author Cameron (The Knowing, 2017) returns with a new read that conveys the true story of a young Polish girl who hides 13 Jews in her attic. Similar to Kathy Kacer's The Sound of Freedom (2018), Cameron's latest is set during WWII in Poland but gives a more thorough account of the terror that reigned during the war. Empowered by thorough research—an author's note details events after the war—Cameron successfully conveys horror and bravery in this powerful and captivating novel. A memorable read. Grades 8-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    Sixteen-year-old Stefania Podgorska lives with the Diamant family in Przemysl, Poland, during WWII. When, in 1943, the German army invades her town, her adopted Jewish family is rounded up with other Jews and sent to the ghetto. Stefania is left behind, but she—while also caring for her abandoned six-year-old sister, Helena—agrees to hide Max Diamant and his friends, who escaped the ghetto. For almost two years, Stefania and Helena live in absolute fear of being discovered and killed for helping Jews. Young adult author Cameron (The Knowing, 2017) returns with a new read that conveys the true story of a young Polish girl who hides 13 Jews in her attic. Similar to Kathy Kacer's The Sound of Freedom (2018), Cameron's latest is set during WWII in Poland but gives a more thorough account of the terror that reigned during the war. Empowered by thorough research—an author's note details events after the war—Cameron successfully conveys horror and bravery in this powerful and captivating novel. A memorable read. Grades 8-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen; Rook, which was selected as an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist; and The Forgetting, a #1 New York Times bestseller and an Indie Next Pick of the List selection, and its companion novel, The Knowing. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at sharoncameronbooks.com.

Subject: Burzminski, Stefania Podgórska > Juvenile fiction.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > Juvenile fiction.
Jews > Poland > Przemyśl > Juvenile fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Juvenile fiction.
Przemyśl (Poland) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Poland > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Burzminski, Stefania Podgórska > Fiction.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > Fiction.
Jews > Poland > Przemyśl > Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Fiction.
Przemyśl (Poland) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Poland > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Jews.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust.
Poland.
Poland > Przemyśl.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Juvenile works.
Historical fiction.

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