Grades 4 - 7
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?