Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

ashes Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
Viking Juvenile
February 2010
318 pgs.

In 1932 Berlin, thirteen-year-old Gaby Schramm witnesses the beginning of Hitler's rise to power, as soldiers become ubiquitous, her beloved literature teacher starts wearing a jewelled swastika pin, and the family's dear friend, Albert Einstein, leaves the country while Gaby's parents secretly bury his books and papers in their small yard.

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