by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Trade Paperback, 395 pages
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Chaya Lindner is a Jewish teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in ever-present danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away to a death camp, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier, able to travel between the isolated Jewish ghettos of Poland and smuggle food, documents, and even people.

Soon Chaya finds herself drawn into more perilous work: She joins a resistance cell that runs raids on the Nazi's supplies. But after a mission goes terribly wrong, Chaya's network shatters—many of her colleagues are arrested or killed. Chaya is alone and unsure of where to go, until Esther, a member of her cell, delivers a message that chills Chaya to her core and sends her on a journey toward an even larger uprising in the works—in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Though the Jewish resistance never had much of a chance against the Nazis, they were determined to save as many lives as possible and to show the world that the Jewish people could stand strong in the face of unimaginable horrors and adversity, to fight for their survival. To live—or die—with honor.

Jennifer A. Nielsen...draws on real events and the courageous actions of actual resistance fighters to masterfully tell the extraordinary story of a young woman who chooses bravery and humanity when surrounded by the worst of circumstances to save her people.

—from the dust jacket

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