- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: February 25, 2020
- Price: $16.99
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-0897-8
- EAN: 9781419708978
- Page Count: 320
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World English
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Newbery Honor recipient Margi Preus tells the incredible true story of a group of French teenagers who helped save refugees in WWII
Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety.
**STARRED REVIEW**— Kirkus Review
"Preus tells their afterstories in a well-researched, comprehensive epilogue. Deeply emotional, intense, and thought-provoking."
About the author
Margi Preus is the author of West of the Moon, Shadow on the Mountain, and Heart of a Samurai, which was a Newbery Honor book. She also writes for a variety of theater companies. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.