Someday We Will Fly
1940: Lilia is fifteen when her mother, Alenka, disappears, and she, her father, and sister flee Warsaw for Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. They struggle to make a life—and wonder if Alenka will find them, if she’s still alive.
Author’s note. Sources.
JLG Release: Apr 2019
Awards & Honors
Tablet Best Jewish Children’s Books - 2019
Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner - 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), The Horn Book Magazine, Booklist*
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape, Violence: Suicide , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Violence: Mild Violence
Jews, China, Shanghai, Emigration and immigration, Circus performers, Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), Twentieth-century history of Shanghai, China,