My Family for the War

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Dial Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 402 pages
18 Reviews
Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder medal for most oustanding children's book in translation.

Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever

At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her real parents, Frances (as she is now known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself because she doesn't know when or if she'll see her true family again. Against the backdrop of war-torn London, Frances struggles with questions of identity, family, and love, and these experiences shape her into a dauntless, charming young woman.

Originally published in Germany, Anne Voorhoeve's award-winning novel is filled with humor, danger, and romance.

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

A YA novel recommended by my school library. I love how these historical fiction novels make me seek out more knowledge. I had no prior knowledge of kindertransport before reading this novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Lake25 - Goodreads

My aunt gave me this book as a birthday present when I was a teenager and strongly encouraged me to read it. Since she kept on asking me about my opinions of the book I sat down to read it and I will ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Anne C. Voorhoeve is an award-winning German novelist and screenwriter. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

Tammi Reichel is an instructor of German at the University of Richmond and lives with her family in Virginia.

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