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Young Adult Fiction Holocaust

Names in a Jar

by (author) Jennifer Gold

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Holocaust, Siblings, Adoption
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772602074
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772602081
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $17.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 13 to 18

Description

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war.

With no hope in sight and supplies dwindling, Anna finds herself taking care of an orphaned baby. With a courage she didn’t know she had, Anna and the baby leave behind all they know and go into hiding with a Catholic family, changing their names to hide their identity, but Lina is not so lucky and winds up in the infamous Treblinka Camp. Can Lina survive and find her way back to Anna? Will the two sisters even recognize each other after such a long time?

A story filled with hope, courage and reconciliation.

Content Advisory: rape, sexual assault

 

About the author

Jennifer Gold is a lawyer and mother of two and the author of the YA novels Soldier Doll and Undiscovered Country. A history buff, she also has degrees in psychology, law, and public health. She lives with her family in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

...a great pick for reluctant readers and those who enjoy historical fiction and World War II stories.

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