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Lisa's War (Paperback)
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Carol Matas shares a “powerful account” of two young teenagers who are willing to stop at nothing to prevent the danger the German invasion of 1940 brought to Denmark (Publishers Weekly).
The Nazis have invaded Denmark, putting Lisa and her family’s safety in danger. But they refuse to parish without a fight, leading Lisa and a group of teenage Jews to an underground resistance movement.
As the Nazi’s plan to send anyone of Jewish faith to concentration camps, Lisa realizes that the war her people are fighting is a lonely and deadly one. Desperately wanting to prevent the harm and danger to come, Lisa and her brother, Stefan, fight desperately to prove that even just one person can make a difference.
About the Author
Carol Matas is a writer of historical novels and other fiction for young readers, incorporating Holocaust and Jewish themes. She is known for her hard-hitting stories, that thrust adolescent protagonists into life and death situations, while confronting readers with the vagaries and complexities of life.