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The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania Podgórska  Cover Image Book Book

The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania Podgórska / Sharon Cameron.

Summary:

"One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemyśl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish. But everything changes when the German army invades Przemyśl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army. With two Nazis below, thirteen hidden Jews above, and a little sister by her side, Stefania has one more excruciating choice to make." -- Dust jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338355932
  • ISBN: 1338355937
  • ISBN: 9781338355949
  • ISBN: 1338355945
  • ISBN: 9780780491281
  • ISBN: 0780491289
  • Physical Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the true story of Stefania Podgórska. Includes an author's note that outlines the later lives of Stefania, and the many of the other people who appear in the book.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Scholastic Press.
Grades 9 to 12. Scholastic Press.
HL650L Lexile
Decoding demand: 92 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 90 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Young adult
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.2 15.0
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.2 15 506449.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2022-2023.
Subject: Burzminski, Stefania Podgórska > Fiction.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > Fiction.
Jews > Poland > Przemyśl > Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Fiction.
Przemyśl (Poland) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Poland > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

Available copies

  • 76 of 82 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 11 of 13 copies available at Cass County.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 82 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490507 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Archie YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205556299 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Bookmobile YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205420504 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490515 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490523 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490531 Young Adult Fiction Checked out 12/27/2023
Cass County Library-Garden City YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490549 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490556 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490564 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA CAM 2020 (Text) 0002205490572 Young Adult Fiction Checked out 12/19/2023


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