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Book Title: The Safest Lie|
The author of the book: Angela Cerrito
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 827 KB
Edition: Holiday House
Date of issue: October 1st 2015
ISBN 13: 9780823433100
Read full description of the books The Safest Lie:This powerful historical novel tells the story of a young girl who is smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto and struggles to both hide and hold on to her Jewish identity.
In 1940, nine-year-old Anna Bauman and her parents are among 300,000 Polish Jews struggling to survive the wretched conditions in the Warsaw ghetto. Anna draws the attention of Jolanta—the code name for the real-life Resistance spy Irena Sendler, who smuggled hundreds of children out of the ghetto. Jolanta wants to help Anna escape. Anna's mother drills her day and night, teaching her a new identity, that of Roman Catholic Anna Karwolska. Soon Anna is whisked out of Warsaw to a Catholic orphanage and then to a foster family.
Anna's story is a suspenseful and deeply moving account of the sacrifices endured, the dangers faced, and the heroism demonstrated by courageous young victims, their parents and their saviors. It sheds light on yet another tragedy of the Holocaust: rescued children who lost not only their loved ones, but their very identities and Jewish heritage.
Read information about the authorWhile writing The Safest Lie, I conducted research in Warsaw, Poland. In addition to reviewing testimonies of Jewish children recorded at the end of the war, I was honored to interviewe Irena Sendler who was a member of the Polish resistance group Zegota and in charge of the child rescue operations from the Warsaw ghetto.
Currently a resident of Georgia, I was born in Michigan and earned two degrees at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. I love being part of the kidlit community, especially SCBWI (where I volunteer as the Assistant International Advisor) and Verla Kay's blue board.
The best thing about writing has been meeting readers. Please stop by my website www.angelacerrito.com
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