The Light in Hidden Places

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A story of a girl’s selfless act during World War II. This book is based on the true story of Stefania Podgorska. When World War II starts, Stefania is left to care for her six-year-old sister. One night her Jewish friend Max shows up at her apartment, and she agrees to hide him. She ends up hiding twelve more Jews, even with Nazis living in her home.

Sharon Cameron did an amazing job writing this book. There were many sad moments and few happy ones. The most interesting part is when people that Stefania doesn’t know started offering her Jews to hide. It was also interesting when the Nazis requisition her house. Stefania is determined, compassionate, and courageous. She hides thirteen Jews even though she knows she will be killed if they are found.

I would recommend this book to teenagers and adults. Anyone interested in stories from World War II should read this book.

I really enjoyed the ending, as well as the entire book. Although parts were sad, I couldn’t stop reading this book. Every library should have this true tale of heroism.

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Author Sharon Cameron
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 2020-03-03
ISBN 9781338355932 Buy this Book
Issue April 2020
Category Young Adult


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