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Between shades of gray / Ruta Sepetys.

Sepetys, Ruta. (Author).


In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

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  • ISBN: 9780399254123
  • ISBN: 0399254129
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
"A novel"--Jacket.
Target Audience Note:
HL490L Lexile
Decoding demand: 96 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 74 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 3.6 9 142569.
Subject: Labor camps > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Lithuania > History > Soviet occupation, 1940-1941 > Juvenile fiction.
Siberia (Russia) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Soviet Union > History > 1925-1953 > Juvenile fiction.

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Cass County Library-Archie YA SEP 2011 (Text) 0002203973413 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA SEP 2011 (Text) 0002203889635 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA SEP 2011 (Text) 0002203973538 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA SEP 2011 (Text) 0002205560093 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Adair County Public Library TEEN F Sepetys (Text) 34029002671781 Teen Fiction Available -
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