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The Children Of Willesden Lane: A True Story Of Hope And Survival During World War II

ISBN-10: 031655488X
ISBN-13: 9780316554886
Author: Golabek, Mona and Lee Cohen
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: March 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 224


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 6.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics)

Description
Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers. Featuring line art throughout and B&W photos.
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