“With each page turn, you will fall more deeply into this time and place, with all its hard reckonings. But despite the darkness, light emerges. Your heart will be filled with it.”—Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist for The Underneath

“Cora’s spirit shines so bright the pages glow. She’s exactly the friend you’d want beside you when things are darkest.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax

“This book is an invitation to meet delightful characters, dwell in an enticing place, and learn about an important time in our shared history. I love books that blend darkness and light—both literally and figuratively—to tell the truth, ignite my empathy, and show me the world from a fresh perspective. This is such a book.”  —Lauren Wolk, Newbery Honor–winning author of Wolf Hollow

Awards & Honors:

  • Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection