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The Resource Someday we will fly, Rachel DeWoskin

Someday we will fly, Rachel DeWoskin

Label
Someday we will fly
Title
Someday we will fly
Statement of responsibility
Rachel DeWoskin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is 15 when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life; they have no money, there is little work, no decent place to live, a culture that doesn't understand them. And always the worry about Alenka. How will she find them? Is she still alive? Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet for her artistic talent by making puppets, remembering the happy days in Warsaw when they were circus performers. She attends school sporadically, makes friends with Wei, a Chinese boy, and finds work as a performer at a "gentlemen's club" without her father's knowledge. But meanwhile the conflict grows more intense as the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps. More bombing, more death. Can they survive, caught in the crossfire?
Summary
Lillia, fifteen, flees Warsaw with her father and baby sister in 1940 to try to make a new start in Shanghai, China, but the conflict grows more intense as America and Japan become involved
Theme
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10758820
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeWoskin, Rachel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Circus performers
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Shanghai (China)
  • China
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Someday we will fly, Rachel DeWoskin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Shanghai, 1941. While the world fights a war, Lillia fights to survive" --Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064868038
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781984836243
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018018516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)1037885048
Label
Someday we will fly, Rachel DeWoskin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Shanghai, 1941. While the world fights a war, Lillia fights to survive" --Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064868038
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781984836243
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018018516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)1037885048

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