The Night War

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'We don't choose how we feel, but we choose how we act. Choose courage.'

From the two-time Newbery Honor-winner and a #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The War That Saved My Lifeand The War I Finally Won comes a new middle-grade novel, in which a girl who has lost everything must decide whether to risk her life to bring others to freedom.

In 1942, much of France is occupied by the Nazis. Twelve-year-old Miri is Jewish, so she is not safe. Separated from her parents, she rescues her neighbours' two-year-old daughter Nora and escapes to a village, where she is given a new name and pretends to be Catholic to escape Nazi capture. Miri is at first wary of the convent school nuns, but soon learns that there is much more than meets the eye to these knowledgeable women. One night she is asked to undertake a terrifying task that could allow her to escape. But what about Nora? The person Miri meets that night could save her life. And the person Miri becomes that night could save the lives of many more.

The Night War is a captivating and often funny story that explores history, moral dilemmas and friendships.

Kimberly Brubaker Bradleyis the author of eighteen previous books, including Fighting Words and the Newbery Honor winners The War That Saved My Life andThe War I Finally Won. The mother of two grown-up children, she lives with her husband on a fifty-two-acre horse farm in Tennessee, with three horses, two dogs and too many cats.