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The Safest Lie by Angela Cerrito

For those who enjoy traveling back in time, I recommend: The Safest Lie by Angela Cerrito. Anna Bauman, a Polish Jew lives in the Warsaw ghetto.  She is smuggled out of the ghetto and into a Catholic orphanage where she is trained to be a Christian so that she can hide in plain sight.  Eventually she is adopted by a Polish family who have secrets of their own.  Told from Anna’s perspective, this is a harrowing tale of secrets and survival.  Anna must become a whole new person, Anna Korwolska a Catholic girl, in order to fool the Germans.  At the same time, Anna desperately tries to hold onto her Jewish past, a past that keeps her connected to the loving parents, grandparents, and family members she so desperately refuses to forget.SAFEST LIE DESKTOP

You can find this moving book in the Juvenile Fiction section at:

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