Lithuania, Occupation, Smuggling, Books, Courage, Intermediate, Young Adult, Dependable
Early one morning in Lithuania, Russian soldiers invade Audra's home, capturing her parents. Urged on by her mother, Audra runs to the forest with a book her mother wants her to deliver to a woman in a neighboring town. While Audra resents books because her parents risked everything smuggling them, she learns quickly that a book is more than words on a page. Finding that books are a country's heritage, culture, and freedom, she soon joins the crusade to bring books to the Lithuanian people. Proving to be a very creative and courageous girl, she teams up with a group of like-minded people all while hoping to be reunited with her parents.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Words on Fire,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
7, Article 30.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss7/30