Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm's favorite pastime is reading. With Adolf Hitler slowly but unstoppably rising to power, Gaby turns to her books for comfort while the world around her changes dramatically: The streets become filled with soldiers, Gaby's sister's boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and the Schramms? family friend Albert Einstein flees the country. When Gaby's beloved books come under attack, she fears she may have to leave behind the fiction?and the life?she has always cherished.
Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky has written many fiction and nonfiction books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book Sugaring Time. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.