Room in the Heart by Sonia Levitin

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Told from several points of view, this novel reveals how life in Copenhagen was soiled by the Nazi occupation and how the Danes fought back with courage and kindness. Julie lives with the constant, nagging fear that her family will be sent to a concentration camp. Niels can't stand the brutish, arrogant Nazi soldiers and finds himself drawn to the Danish resistance. When Niels learns of the Nazi plot to round up all of Copenhagen's Jews, he is dominated by a single thought: rescue. Julie wonders how she will endure so many good-byes, especially to Niels. This riveting read is based on the true story of how thousands of Denmark's Jews were saved from the Nazis.

About Sonia Levitin

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Sonia Levitin is the author of many acclaimed novels based on Jewish history, including The Cure, and the Journey to America series.
Published October 13, 2003 by Dutton Juvenile. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A solid historical novel explores the Nazi occupation of Denmark, from the night it begins to the extraordinary boatlift that saved some 7,000 of the country’s 8,000 Jews.

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Levitin also introduces a friend of Niels who admires the Nazis and thinks about going to fight on the Russian front, and the author assigns the protagonists' parents and relatives distinct points of view as well.

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