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My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

My Family for the War

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
Feb 24, 2015 | 416 Pages
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    Feb 24, 2015 | 416 Pages | Young Adult

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    Feb 16, 2012 | 412 Pages | Young Adult

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Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award 
Won the Buxtehulde Bulle Prize for Youth Literature
Nominated for the Evangelischer Buchpreis (The Protestant Book Award)
An ALSC Notable Children’s Book
Kids’ Indie Next List

* “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.”
Kirkus Reviews
“This multilayered story [which] cogently explores themes of motherhood and adoptive families is gracefully portrayed.”
Publishers Weekly
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.”

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