Between Shades of Gray

By Ruta Sepetys
Speak, Paperback, 9780142420591, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both."--"The Washington Post"
From "New York Times" bestseller Ruta Sepetys, author of the upcoming "Salt to the Sea"
A "New York Times" notable book
An International Bestseller
A Carnegie Medal Nominee
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
A moving and haunting novel for readers of "The Book Thief.



NPR
Thursday, May 17, 2012

What happens when two books with similar names are out at the same time? Well, when one is historical fiction set in Lithuania and the other an S&M novel that's ripping up the best-sellers list, some interesting teachable moments. More at NPR.org

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