The Safest Lie

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By Angela Cerrito
Publisher Holiday House
The Safest Lie
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In 1940, nineyearold Anna Bauman and her parents are among 300,000 Polish Jews struggling to survive the wretched conditions in the Warsaw ghetto. Anna draws the attention of Jolanta (the code name for the reallife Resistance spy Irena Sendler, who smuggled hundreds of children out of the ghetto.) Jolanta wants to help Anna escape. Annas mother drills her day and night, teaching her a new identity, that of Roman Catholic Anna Karwolska. Soon, Anna is whisked out of Warsaw to a Catholic orphanage and then to a foster family. Her story is a suspenseful and deeply moving account of the sacrifices endured, the dangers faced, and the heroism demonstrated by courageous young victims, their parents and their saviors.

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48282 words48,282 words
192 pages192 pages
Lexile 570LLexile 570L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2015Published 2015

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Book ISBN:

0823433102

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