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Publisher's Summary

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun. 

In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to America. Once they arrived in Brooklyn, they began to build a new life but spoke little English. Ruth started at a new school and tried to make friends - but continued to fight nightmares and flashbacks of her time during World War II. 

The family's perseverance is a classic story of the American dream but also illustrates the difficulties that millions of immigrants face in the aftermath of trauma. 

This is a gripping and human account of a survivor's journey forward with timely connections to refugee and immigrant experiences worldwide today. 

With a foreword by Alan Gratz, New York Times best-selling author of Refugee.

©2020 Ruth Gruener (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Rebecca Wilbern
  • 11-02-2021

Fantastic!

Absolutely loved it! I cried at the beginning and the end. Hearing Ruth's voice was so powerful. A must read for all middle aged students (10 and up).

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  • Randy Bordovsky
  • 03-03-2021

Relatable to today

Loved the book. A open eyes moment that the events that played out for Jewish surviors in the mid 40's to early 50's is still playing out today to Black and immigrate people. So sad that more people are not wanting to learn from the past and live in unity and respect for everyone.

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  • Annie Armstrong
  • 13-11-2020

EXTRAORDINARY. GORGEOUS.

This audiobook blew me away. The story, the narration, the music, the tag ending read by the author.... I cried so many times while listening I can’t even say. I was blown away by how skillfully and soulfully the narrator transmitted Ruth’s experience, and her artful dynamics, vulnerability, and care that made me lose myself completely in the story. I was spellbound. Ruth and Natasha transmitted an experience straight to my soul, and I am forever changed. Thank you.

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