My Family for the War (Hardcover)
Dial Books, 9780803733602, 402pp.
Publication Date: February 16, 2012
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Praise For My Family for the War…
A 2013 ALSC Notable Children's Book
Kids' Indie Next List, Spring 2012
-Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers
* "With the personal Kindertransport history, the intense drama about family, faith, guilt, love, and loyalty in wartime makes this an important addition to the Holocaust curriculum."
-Booklist, starred review
* "Events and facts are expertly woven into the girl's emotional growth, and changing relationships . . . provide a rich exploration of identity and self. With a compelling main character and taut and insightful story line, this novel is sure to find no shortage of readers, and it adds a valuable perspective to collections of World War II fiction."
-School Library Journal, starred review
"[An] engaging and often moving coming-of-age story. A poignant, thoughtful work."
"This multilayered story [which] cogently explores themes of motherhood and adoptive families is gracefully portrayed."
"My Family for the War is a must-have for young adults. The novel is simultaneously beautiful, touching, and heart wrenching."
"This is a solid addition to Holocaust collections, life on the home front during the war, and for discussions of what is a family."
-Library Media Connection review