Safiyyah's War (Compact Disc)

Safiyyah's War By Hiba Noor Khan, Shala Nyx (Read by) Cover Image
By Hiba Noor Khan, Shala Nyx (Read by)
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“The heavy changes that come when the German Army invades Paris incite Safiyyah’s curiosity. An inspiring story based on the heroic actions of members of the Grand Mosque of Paris. Children of war have their own form of bravery.”
— Kathleen Johnson, Roundabout Books, Bend, OR

Description


Inspired by the true story of how the Grand Mosque of Paris saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II, Hiba Noor Khan weaves a breathtaking tale of suspense, compassion, and courage, starring an extraordinary young heroine readers will never forget.

Safiyyah loathes the brutal Nazi occupation of Paris, even though her Muslim identity keeps her safe--or, at least, safer than her Jewish neighbors. Violence lurks in the streets, her best friend has fled, and even her place of refuge--the library--has turned shadowy and confusing, as the invaders fear the power of books.

Safiyyah longs to fight back and hates feeling powerless to help her Jewish friends. Worse yet, her father--who taught her to always do the right thing--is acting strangely and doing nothing to help them either.

Or is he?

Unravelling the mystery of her father's odd behavior draws Safiyyah deep in the heart of the perilous underground resistance to the Nazis, where her bravery is put to the ultimate test...



Product Details
ISBN: 9798874624118
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Language: English