The Extra

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The Extra
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763680176
ISBN-13: 9780763680176
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The Extra

author: Kathryn Lasky

In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Romani—called the “Gypsy Plague” by the Nazis—who worked as extras for Hitler’s real favorite filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Fifteen-year-old Lilo and the other extras are barely fed, closely guarded, and kept in a locked barn when not on the movie set. And Riefenstahl is always present, answering the slightest provocation with malice, flaunting the power to assign prisoners to life or death. When faced with a rare opportunity, Lilo takes matters into her own hands, effecting an escape and running for her life, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

“A well-researched and uncompromising stand-alone novel focusing on the Nazi genocide of the Roma and Sinti peoples.” —Publishers Weekly
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763680176 /  9780763680176
on sale date:
09/2015
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Historical; Social Issues; Performing Arts; Europe; Music; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Kathryn Lasky has written award-winning books for children across all genres, including the Newbery Honor book Sugaring Time and the New York Times best-selling series The Guardians of Ga’Hoole. She is also the author of the novel Chasing Orion and numerous illustrated nonfiction titles. Kathryn Lasky lives in Massachusetts.
 
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