In 1941, 12-year-old Rivka Rosenfeld lives in the Warsaw Ghetto with her grandfather and two sisters in a synagogue because housing is scarce. When German soldiers slash her grandfather's beard, Rivka is compelled to write in between the pages of a library book by Hans Christian Andersen. Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum, founder of the Underground Archive--a compilation of Warsaw Ghetto experiences, asks her to contribute her stories to the archives and Rivka agrees, imagining her words rising up from the ground on wings of their own.
About the Author
Sydelle Pearl, a New Jersey native, currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She has published books in genres including folktales, historical fiction, and biography. Her book, Elijah's Tears: Stories for the Jewish Holidays, received a Storytelling World Honor Award.