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The Resource Between shades of gray, Ruta Sepetys

Between shades of gray, Ruta Sepetys

Label
Between shades of gray
Title
Between shades of gray
Statement of responsibility
Ruta Sepetys
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note
Awards note
Morris Debut Award Finalist, 2012.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sepetys, Ruta
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 490
  • 012-up
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ7.S47957
  • PS3619.E685
LC item number
  • Be 2011
  • B48 2011
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2012-2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Occupation of Lithuania (1940-1941)
  • Lithuania
  • Labor camps
  • Lithuania
  • Labor camps
  • Survival
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Soviet Union
  • Labor camps
  • Lithuania
  • Besetzung
  • Weibliche Jugend
  • Deportation
  • Straflager
  • Litauen
  • Sowjetunion
  • Sibirien
  • Lithuania
  • Labor camps
  • Survivalism
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Russia
  • Lithuania -
  • Soviet Union -
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Europe
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • NEW LIST 20110429
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Between shades of gray, Ruta Sepetys
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lina is a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. She's just like any other girl. Until one night in 1941, when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother are taken slowly north to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the harshest of conditions. Stalin has deported them and is claiming their home as his own. Suffering abuse both physical and emotional, Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously -- and at a great personal risk -- documenting events by drawing. She imbeds clues in her art of their location and secretly passes them along, attempting to contact her father, hoping the drawings will eventually make their way to his prison camp. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years, covering 6,500 miles. Many lives were lost, but it was their incredible strength, love, and hope that allowed Lina and her brother to endure and ultimately survive
Control code
ocn499127912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780142420591
Lccn
2009050092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)499127912
Label
Between shades of gray, Ruta Sepetys
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lina is a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. She's just like any other girl. Until one night in 1941, when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother are taken slowly north to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the harshest of conditions. Stalin has deported them and is claiming their home as his own. Suffering abuse both physical and emotional, Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously -- and at a great personal risk -- documenting events by drawing. She imbeds clues in her art of their location and secretly passes them along, attempting to contact her father, hoping the drawings will eventually make their way to his prison camp. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years, covering 6,500 miles. Many lives were lost, but it was their incredible strength, love, and hope that allowed Lina and her brother to endure and ultimately survive
Control code
ocn499127912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780142420591
Lccn
2009050092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)499127912

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