With Fearful Bravery

Written by:  Lynne Kositsky

ISBN: 9781770864092 
Price: $14.95
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.40" x 8.00"

Ages: 12+

Publication Date: Sep 01, 2014



YAF024070 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
YAF024100 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
YAF046030 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Asia
YAF018050 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes

“Kositsky provides a fresh perspective on WWII, and neatly captures the unsettling limbo that paralyzed so many families dislocated by the war. […] A brilliant coming of age story.”
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“This novel is recommended for readers who enjoy stories about survival in difficult circumstances or young people during the Second World War.”
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“In her latest novel, With Fearful Bravery, award-winning author Lynne Kositsky weaves a richly imagined community where unlikely companions become allies with a comradery born from hope, Shakespearean quotes, and the occasional magic trick … A brilliant coming of age story.”
— National Reading Campaign

“Of all the books this reviewer has read about the Shanghai experience, and many of them are good, none has ever incorporated itself into my psyche as has this one.”
— Jewish Book Council

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After fifteen-year-old Freda’s father disappears on Crystal Night, she, her mother, and her younger sister flee Germany for the “safe haven” of Shanghai. But the safe haven becomes anything but “safe” when Freda’s mother abandons her children. Forced to become an adult before her time, Freda finds strength, work, and new friends. She also joins the Junior Jewish Resistance, a small group of young people determined to show their defiance of Japanese and Nazi soldiers who are too close for comfort in their new home.

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