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Fleeing 1940 Poland when her mother disappears, the 15-year-old daughter of circus performers struggles to care for a dangerously malnourished sibling in Shanghai, one of the few... Read more
Fleeing 1940 Poland when her mother disappears, the 15-year-old daughter of circus performers struggles to care for a dangerously malnourished sibling in Shanghai, one of the few places that accepts Jewish refugees without visas, before the war arrives at the hands of the Japanese. Simultaneous eBook.
Someday We Will Fly Hardback edition by Rachel DeWoskin
Rachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera that inspired her memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing. She is the author of Repeat After Me and Big Girl Small, which received the American Library Association's Alex Award for an adult book with special appeal to teen readers; Rachel's conversations with young readers inspired her to write her first YA novel, Blind. Rachel is on the faculty of the University of Chicago, where she teaches creative writing. She lives in Chicago with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two daughters. Rachel and her family spent six summers in Shanghai while she researched Someday We Will Fly.
Sixteen-year-old Judy Lohden finds her three-feet-nine-inches-tall, incredibly talented self in the middle of a scandal, with the national media on her trail and the students at a local performing arts high school involved in the mayhem.
After a horrific accident leaves her blind, fifteen-year-old Emma, one of seven children, eagerly starts high school as a sophomore, and finds that nearly everything has changed--sometimes for the better.
Gibt es ein Leben nach der Katastrophe? Bis sie das herausgefunden hat, erzählt Judy lieber aus ihrem Versteck in einem Motel heraus, was ihr passiert ist. Ein beißend komischer Roman über das Anderssein und die angeblich
Hoping to improve her Chinese and broaden her cultural horizons, the author went to work in China, eventually becoming the star of a wildly successful soap opera. Living the culture clashes in real life while playing out a parallel version onscreen, she witnesses the country's vast changes.
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