Grades 4 - 6
Grade level Equivalent: 4.6
Lexile® Measure: 750L
Guided Reading: Z
- Jewish Experience
- Women's History and Experience
About This Book
When her mother is killed by the Gestapo, a Jewish girl named Lola is sent into hiding. At first, Lola secretly lives in the home of a Ukrainian woman. But when someone threatens to expose her to the Nazis, Lola must flee again, this time hiding with another family in a dirt hole beneath a barn.
Struggling against cold and hunger, the hidden family lives under the constant threat of discovery. Lola has lost everything — her home and her family. All she has left is one article of clothing, a dress lovingly embroidered by her mother. Will Lola ever find safety — or freedom?