Just A Girl: A True Story Of World War II

JustAGirlThis powerful autobiographical story of a Jewish family in Italy during World War II is narrated by six-year-old Lia. She and her family attempt to avoid Nazi deportation, and she ends up in a Catholic convent because it is too dangerous for the family to stay together. Lia’s descriptions of her different schools, new friends, and war conditions are sensitive and perceptive. Horrific details are left out. The book includes inserts, side notes, and letters that speak directly to the reader. Cute black-and-white illustrations enhance Lia’s memories of her survival. Back matter includes a letter from the author and images from Lia Levi’s photo album. The story is a young readers’ adaptation of the author’s award-winning WWII memoir. mjw
Title: Just A Girl: A True Story Of World War II
Author: Lia Levi
: Jess Mason
: Harper Collins Publishers, LLC.
: 2022
Original Language
: Italian
: Sylvia Adrian Notini
Original Title
: Una bambina e basta
Original Copyright
: 2020
: 978-0-06-306508-6
Hardcover pages
: 144
Age range
: 8-12
: Historical biography, Novel, Autobiography
Book setting
: Italy
Author’s ethnicity
: Italian
Author’s residence
: Rome, Italy
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: England
: 2023 Batchelder Winner
: Boarding schools, Convents, Discrimination, Holocaust, Italy, Jewish, Memoirs, Survival, WWII

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