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On the night Nazi soldiers come to her home in Czechoslovakia, Milada’s grandmother says, “Remember, Milada. Remember who you are. Always.” Milada promises, but she doesn’t understand her grandmother’s words. After all, she is Milada, who lives with her mama and papa, her brother and sister, and her beloved Babichka. Milada, eleven years old, the fastest runner in school. How could she ever forget?

Then the Nazis take Milada away from her family and send her to a Lebensborn center in Poland. There, she is told she fits the Aryan ideal: her blond hair and blue eyes are the right color; her head and nose, the right size. She is given a new name, Eva, and trained to become the perfect German citizen, to be the hope of Germany’s future—and to forget she was ever a Czech girl named Milada.

Inspired by real events, this fascinating novel sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Nazi agenda and movingly portrays a young girl’s struggle to hold on to her identity and her hope in the face of a regime intent on destroying both.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on July 16, 2007 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0618535799
ISBN-13: 9780618535798
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  • mformikey
    mformikeyThursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:01 pm
    so good
    • mformikeyThursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:01 pm
      I read this book for my book club
      • jigglypuff
        jigglypuffThursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:37 am55 stars
        This is a excellent book it is about a check girl named Mailata and she get taken by german solders to Germany please read this book
        • cutipup200511
          cutipup200511Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm55 stars
          One day two girls named Malatta and Terrezi were planning their birthday parties because their birthdays were a month apart so they went down stairs to ask Malattas mama if the could have a real cake with real sugar her mother said "Malatta we don't have enough sugar to make you and terrezi a birthday cake we will try to make or get one but sugar is to much money and buying a birthday cake will waste me and papas money but we will try" after malatta heard that she and terrezi went back up stairs to make more plas for their birthday party.
          • flyingpigs
            flyingpigsSaturday, June 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm55 stars
            this book is totally awesome. its so hearbreaking and you can really feel milada's pain. also a good way to learn about the cruel ways of hitler and "germinization". this book deserves an A plus