Rose Under Fire

Title

Rose Under Fire

Authors

Elizabeth Wein

Publisher

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781423183099

Pages

384 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive. In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

950L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Military families; deployment

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Awards

Audie Award, 2014, Finalist, Teen
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2014, Honor, Fiction
Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, 2014, Finalist, Author (UK,Ireland)
Cybils Awards, 2013, Finalist, Young Adult Fiction
Golden Kite Award, 2014, Honor, Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Josette Frank Award, 2014, Winner
Parents' Choice Award, 2013, Gold, Historical Fiction
Schneider Family Book Award, 2014, Winner
School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2014, Nominee
UKLA Children's Book Award, 2015, Long List, Ages (12-16)
UKLA Digital Book Award, 2015, Short List, Ages (12-16)

Keywords

war; interment camps; Germans; concentration camp

Diversity Impact

indirect

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