ISBN 9781443119405 Ebook
ISBN 9780545986120 Paperback
192 Pages | Ages 9 to 12
Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she starts to uncover the truth—that the German family she grew up with, the woman who calls herself Nadia's mother, are not who they say they are.
Beyond her privileged German childhood, Nadia unearths memories of a woman singing her a lullaby, while the taste of gingersnap cookies brings her back to a strangely familiar, yet unknown, past. Piece by piece, Nadia comes to realize who her real family was. But where are they now? What became of them? And what is her real name?
This story of a Lebensborn girl—a child kidnapped for her "Aryan looks" by the Nazis in their frenzy to build a master race—reveals one child's fierce determination to uncover her past against incredible odds.
- Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2012
- Winner, SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award - Americas, 2011
- Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2011
- Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2011
- Short-listed, OLA Golden Oak Award, 2011
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011
- Commended, IODE Canada Violet Downey Recommended List, 2011
- Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2011
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2011
- Chinese Simplified - Beijing Publishing Group
- English (Australia) - Scholastic Australia
- English (NZ) - Scholastic New Zealand
- English (US) - Scholastic Inc.
- French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
- Korean - A Thousand Hopes
- Portuguese - Oficino do livro
- Historical topics of interest to today’s readers
- Skrypuch is an acclaimed author of award-winning historical fiction
- There are few books for young readers about these little-known events of WWII
- Author is a strong self-promoter on social media, in schools, bookstores and libraries