The War That Saved My Life

Title

The War That Saved My Life

Publisher

Puffin Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780147510488

Pages

352 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

580L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Single parent; Family violence; Physical disability; Mental illness; foster children; foster mother; single mother; abusive mother; physical abuse; psychological abuse; congenital limb difference; twisted foot; club foot; panic attacks

Main Character

female child; male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother; foster mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Audio Book
Golden Sower Award, 2017, Winner, Chapter Book
Lectio Book Award, 2016-2017, Winner, Grades 4-8
Maine Student Book Award, 2017, 3rd Place
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2018, Winner
Nutmeg Book Award, 2018, Winner, Intermediate
Sequoyah Book Award, 2018, Winner, Intermediate
Volunteer State Book Award, 2017-2018, Winner, Grades 6-8

Keywords

war; World War II, siblings; countryside; history; London, England; trauma; evacuation

Diversity Impact

direct

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