Mama and I climbed aboard. I waved to Papa until he was only a tiny speck in the distance. The train turned the curve, and he was gone.The powerful autobiographical account of a young girls’ struggle as a Jewish refugee in England from 1939–1945.
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“One of the World War II reminiscences that middle school readers will devour.” —School Library Journal“Memorable and moving.” —Publishers Weekly“An autobiographical account--compelling in its authentic details--of the author’s WWII years as a Jewish refugee in England.” —Kirkus Reviews
Olga Levy Drucker was born in Germany in 1927, but her life was disrupted by the events in Europe in the 1930s. Her mother arranged for her to be part of the Kindertransport, through which 10,000 Jewish children were sent to live with English families. After World War II, she made her way to New York, in 1945, where she was reunited with her family.
Olga Levy Drucker
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Lexile: 690LAR Quiz Number: 105991 ENAR Book Level: 5.6AR Points: 9