The Red Ribbon

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The Red Ribbon

author: Lucy Adlington

Three weeks after being detained on her way home from school, fourteen-year-old Ella finds herself in the Upper Tailoring Studio, a sewing workshop inside a Nazi concentration camp. There, two dozen skeletal women toil over stolen sewing machines. They are the seamstresses of Birchwood, stitching couture dresses for a perilous client list: wives of the campís Nazi overseers and the female SS officers who make prisonersí lives miserable. It is a workshop where stylish designs or careless stitches can mean life or death. And it is where Ella meets Rose. As thoughtful and resilient as the dressmakers themselves, Rose and Ellaís story is one of courage, desperation, and hope ó hope as delicate and as strong as silk, as vibrant as a red ribbon in a sea of gray.

Shining a light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust, Lucy Adlington weaves an unforgettable story of strength, survival, and a friendship that can endure anything.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
1536204188 /  9781536204186
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Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
288 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Fashion & Beauty; Historical; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Lucy Adlington is a fashion historian, collector of vintage and antique clothing, and the author of historical young adult fiction and social history nonfiction. She lives on a farm in the north of England.
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