Posted February 18, 2010 by Teenspace in Books & Reading

New Historical Fiction

Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

In 1932 Berlin, 13-year-old Gaby Schramm witnesses the beginning of Hitler’s rise to power, as soldiers become ubiquitous, her beloved literature teacher starts wearing a jewelled swastika pin, and the family’s dear friend, Albert Einstein, leaves the country while Gaby’s parents secretly bury his books and papers in their small yard.