"WE ARE FREE!" When Russian soldiers liberate Grafenort, the Nazi labor camp where she is a prisoner, nineteen-year-old Riva discovers that liberation doesn't mean the end of her hardship and suffering. Cold and starving, threatened with rape by the same Russian soldiers who were her saviors, Riva makes her way to her old home in Poland, searching like so many others for family who may have survived. Strengthened by her mother's credo, as long as there is life, there is hope, and by the promise of a new love and a new life, Riva endures the long years of waiting for real freedom and a real home. Picking up where her acclaimed memoir The Cage leaves off, Ruth Minsky Sender has written another inspirational document of the power of hope and love over unspeakable cruelty.
Ruth Minsky Sender was a teacher of Jewish culture and history specializing in the Holocaust. She lives with her husband in Commack, New York. She had three grown sons and a daughter and several grandchildren. The Cage was her first book; she is also the author of To Life and The Holocaust Lady.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 13, 2015)