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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen presents her new historical fiction novel for young readers, WORDS ON FIRE

Sunday, September 29th, 4PM

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen presents her new historical fiction novel for young readers, WORDS ON FIRE

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen transports readers to a corner of history with this inspiring story of a girl who discovers the strength of her people united in resisting oppression. Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian -- they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous. In June 1893, when Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra's parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. But escape means abandoning her parents to a terrible fate. As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Can joining the underground network of book smugglers give Audra a chance to rescue her parents?

Event date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Words on Fire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338275476
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019