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Great Reads from Great Places

"The Light in Hidden Places" by Sharon Cameron

Age: Young Adult

Based on the life of one of history’s hidden heroes, “The Light in Hidden Places” (Scholastic) tells the remarkable story of Stefania Podg├│rska. During the German occupation of Przemsyl, Poland, in World War II, 16-year-old Stefania and her younger sister make the extraordinary decision to hide 13 Jews in their home. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army.

Sharon Cameron currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of several young adult novels, including “The Light in Hidden Places,” which is her sixth book.

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