Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis by Susan Hood, Greg Dawson

Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis

Susan Hood, Greg Dawson

352 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction biography history middle grade poetry emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced


The moving true story of how young Ukrainian Jewish piano prodigies Zhanna (alias “Anna”) and her sister Frina outplayed their pursuers while hiding in plain sight during the Holocaust. A middle grade nonfiction novel-in-verse by award-winning aut...

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reflective 41%
challenging 29%
dark 29%
adventurous 23%
tense 23%


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