Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is a war drama based on the lives of three actual people whose destinies converged in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Kasia, a prisoner, Herta, a camp doctor, and Caroline, a rescue worker, narrate their experiences and their fates slowly converge. This is a “compelling, page-turning narrative” effectively history and old fashioned story telling (Fort Worth Star). In a similar vein is Ruta Septys Salt to the Sea, a drama about five refugees fleeing Stalin’s armies who board a doomed ship bound for Germany. Her story is “artfully told and sensitively crafted” (School Library Journal).
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