Posted in Not Mock Newbery

Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

Summary:  In 1932 Berlin, thirteen-year-old Gaby Schramm witnesses the beginning of Hitler’s rise to power, as soldiers become ubiquitous, her beloved literature teacher starts wearing a jewelled swastika pin, and the family’s dear friend, Albert Einstein, leaves the country while Gaby’s parents secretly bury his books and papers in their small yard. 318 p., Viking.

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2 thoughts on “Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

  1. not a good book, there is some content not meant for readers about under the age of 11.older kids know what i mean. the story line was very hard to follow.not a contender.

  2. This was not one of the greatest book that i’ve read before. I liked the setting, but the rest was not very good. There was not very much character developement. Everything seemed to be changing except for the character. I didn’t understand the plot. Maybe someone older would have liked it better. i think it is for older middle school and high school girls.

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