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IL 5-8, RL 6.7
is only seven years old and can't understand what is happening around her.
How could she when even the adults can't quite understand. All they
know is that it not safe to be a Jew in Germany under Hitler's regime.
So Sophie's parents send her to England to live with a friend. Sophie
has a good life in spite of the war that is raging around her. Over
time she forgets how to speak German and the memories of her parents fade.
When the war is finally over, things change for Sophie in ways she never
anticipated. People assume that she will go home to Germany.
But, for a girl who has spent half her life in this place, England feels
more like home to her. Can she really be expected to go back to a
country she doesn't remember? And what if her parents didn't survive
the war? What will happen to her? Will anyone understand that
she wants to stay?
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
Jewish girls -- England -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
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