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The Resource The Blackbird Girls

The Blackbird Girls

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The Blackbird Girls
Title
The Blackbird Girls
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Subject
Summary
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNERA SYDNEY TAYLOR MIDDLE GRADE HONOR BOOK Like Ruta Sepetys for middle grade, Anne Blankman pens a poignant and timeless story of friendship that twines together moments in underexplored history.On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work—Chernobyl—has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina's estranged grandmother, Rita Grigorievna. In their new lives in Leningrad, they begin to learn what it means to trust another person. Oksana must face the lies her parents told her all her life. Valentina must keep her grandmother's secret, one that could put all their lives in danger. And both of them discover something they've wished for: a best friend. But how far would you go to save your best friend's life? Would you risk your own?Told in alternating perspectives among three girls—Valentina and Oksana in 1986 and Rifka in 1941—this story shows that hatred, intolerance, and oppression are no match for the power of true friendship
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Blankman, Anne
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
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The Blackbird Girls
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781984837363
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Blackbird Girls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f8c3d75e-bd1b-4f16-8a8d-c4d89a46b14d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781984837363
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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