The War That Saved My Life
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.
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
female child; male child
single mother; foster mother
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
war; World War II, siblings; countryside; history; London, England; trauma; evacuation
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, "The War That Saved My Life" (2016). Diverse Families. 1802.