My Family for the War - Anne C. Voorhoeve

Franziska Mangold loves her home in Berlin, but it is 1938 and trouble is coming. Franziska does not understand: her grandparents converted to Christianity before she was born, but still she is considered Jewish in Hitler’s Germany. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Franziska’s parents send her to England with the Kindertransport. There, she moves in with the Orthodox Jewish Shepard family and builds a life for herself as Frances. Translated from the German, Anne C. Voorhoeve’s My Family for the War (Dial, $17.99) is a sweeping coming-of-age saga that tells the story of one girl finally coming to understand her own identity during World War II. Ages 12 and up. DMC