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The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman
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Mar 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781984837356

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“A gripping adventure and a beautiful tribute to the power of friendship in the face of troubling times.”–Margaret Peterson Haddix, New York Times bestselling author

“A powerful and beautifully written story that explores the losses and growing friendship of two girls whose lives and beliefs are forever changed after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It’s truly an unforgettable work that left me breathless.”–Patricia Reilly Giff, Newbery Honor author of Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods

“This unique novel by Anne Blankman brings powerful moments in history into sharp (and tear-inducing) focus…Not to be missed.”–Jane Yolen, author of The Devil’s Arithmetic, Briar Rose, and Mapping the Bones

“As soon as Oksana and Valentina emerged from the colored smoke, I needed to know their fate. The girls’ adventure feels so real that the reader is immediately caught up in their plight. Bravery hauls them through sticky corruption, stony prejudice, a web of lies, and a lot of danger. A thrilling story!”–Geraldine McCaughrean, Carnegie Medal and Printz Award winner

* “Blankman spins a stunningly complex tale out of simple words.” – Kirkus, starred review

* “This title weaves a beautiful, bittersweet tale of courage, resilience, and how love can ultimately overcome ingrained hatred and prejudice.” – School Library Connection, starred review

* “A deeply affecting testament to the power of unlikely friendship in the face of bias, tragedy, and distance.” – School and Library Journal, starred review

* “Flashbacks from Rifka’s life during World War II deepen Blankman’s exploration of the transformative power of friendship across time. Rich with historical details.”–BookPage, starred review

“[A] well-executed historical novel.” – Booklist


National Jewish Book Award WINNER 2020

Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries HONOR 2021

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