By Todd Vandenbark
The Times 

Library Reviews: by Todd Vandenbark, MLS.


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys is the story of Lina, a 15-year old girl living in Lithuania during World War II. One night the Soviet secret police enter Lina’s home and send their family to forced labor camps in Siberia, with her father going to one camp and the rest of the family going to another. Lina, her younger brother, and her mother must labor in inhuman conditions to survive. Lina takes solace in art, embedding clues in her artwork that she hopes will one day help her father rejoin the rest of the family. This haunting and moving work of historical fiction exemplifies the...

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