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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Book: White Bird

 Book: White Bird    

Author: R.J. Palacio


This is my 92nd read for the year

This is the story of Sara.  Her grandson, Julian, has to do a project about his grandmother, and asks her about her time during Nazi occupied France.  Sara is Jewish and as the Jews are rounded up in her town, she makes a run for it. A boy at her school that she barely new - Julien, finds her and offers to hide her in his barn at his house.  There his family hides her for an entire year in hopes of saving her.  When tragedy strikes, Sara is not sure what to do next.  With the help of the kindness of strangers she survives the war.  

This is a great story. It is a graphic novel I read with my daughter.  It is by the author who wrote the book "Wonder" . It is a story of bravery and kindness.  How many families did what Julien's family did for Sara during the war?  I am sure it was numerous.  It is a story of paying forward that bravery and a message how we can learn from past mistakes.

Good read - highly recommend.

Stars: 5

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