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Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words

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Heroic actions speak volumes in a powerful middle grade novel based on real WWII events, set in Ukraine.

"[a] unique perspective on the Holocaust..."—starred review, School Libary Journal

Life is becoming ever more terrifying for the Jewish community as the Second World War envelops their lives. For twelve-year-old Dina and her sisters, things get even harder when their father dies. Their mother must go back to work and despite many objections, the family adjusts to the arrival of their new housekeeper, Nina, who is not Jewish. But Nina’s role changes dramatically when the Nazis invade their small Ukrainian town. Nina sacrifices her own safety to make sure the children she has come to love are kept from the clutches of the Nazis, and Dina comes to depend on her in a way she never imagined she would.

The third novel in Kathy Kacer’s acclaimed Heroes Quartet series, Louder Than Words is based on the true story of one woman’s incredible heroism in the most dangerous of circumstances. It is another affecting testament to the unsung heroes of World War II who, at great personal risk, saved the lives of strangers.