The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania Podgórska / Sharon Cameron.
- ISBN: 9781338355932
- ISBN: 1338355937
- Physical Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.
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.
"One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemyśl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish. But everything changes when the German army invades Przemyśl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army. With two Nazis below, thirteen hidden Jews above, and a little sister by her side, Stefania has one more excruciating choice to make." -- Dust jacket.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 12+. Scholastic Press.
Grades 9 to 12. Scholastic Press.
Decoding demand: 92 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 90 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.2 15 506449.
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2022-2023.
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