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I am Sasha

Author: Anita Selzer
Publisher: [North Sydney, NSW] : Penguin Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to pull down their trousers to see if they are circumcised. Many are summarily shot or sent to the camps. A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl: his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Fiction
Biographies
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Anita Selzer
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Selzer
ISBN: 9780143785743 0143785745
OCLC Number: 1034807659
Notes: "Sasha's tale is based upon a true story, originally written down by Sasha's mother, Larissa, in her memoir, but all names have been changed. It is a tribute to all the survivors of the war - and to all those who did not come home. Sasha was actually my father and Larissa my grandmother. This is their story."--Author's note.
Description: 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Anita Selzer.

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It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to pull down their trousers to see if they are circumcised. Many are summarily shot or sent to the camps. A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl: his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story sweeps backwards and forwards across occupied Europe.

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