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  • ISBN: 9780399254123
  • ISBN: 0399254129
  • ISBN: 9780329926052
  • ISBN: 0329926055
  • ISBN: 9780143205418
  • ISBN: 0143205412
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2011.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Lina is a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. She's just like any other girl. Until one night in 1941, when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother are taken slowly north to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the harshest of conditions. Stalin has deported them and is claiming their home as his own. Suffering abuse both physical and emotional, Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously -- and at a great personal risk -- documenting events by drawing. She imbeds clues in her art of their location and secretly passes them along, attempting to contact her father, hoping the drawings will eventually make their way to his prison camp. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years, covering 6,500 miles. Many lives were lost, but it was their incredible strength, love, and hope that allowed Lina and her brother to endure and ultimately survive.
Summary, etc.:
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.
Target Audience Note:
490 Lexile.
Decoding demand: 96 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 74 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
HL490L Lexile
Awards Note:
Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2012-2013
Morris Debut Award Finalist, 2012.
Subject: Lithuania > History > Soviet occupation, 1940-1941 > Juvenile fiction.
Labor camps > Fiction.
Lithuania > History > Soviet occupation, 1940-1941 > Fiction.
Labor camps > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Siberia (Russia) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Soviet Union > History > 1925-1953 > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Historical > Europe.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Historical > Holocaust.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Social Themes > Prejudice & Racism.
Weibliche Jugend.
Lithuania > History > Fiction.
Survivalism > Fiction.
Siberia (Russia) > History > Fiction.
Russia > History > 1925-1953 > Fiction.
Lithuania - > History - > Soviet occupation, 1940-1941 -
Soviet Union - > History - > 1925-1953 -
NEW LIST 20110429.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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