• 2 min read

By Jennifer A. Nielsen

Book Source: ARC provided for review

Book Status: Will be available March 2, 2021

Let’s start 2021 with a middle grade historical fiction. If we are going to live through history, let’s look back to see what we should have learned.

This is the story of Meg and her missing father. He had gone to war and left some codes for her to decipher. While he is missing, she receives a more complex to decipher. It is from her father. Not only is she deciphering codes, she is also helping refugees get across the border. Meg really doesn’t know who is a friend or a foe.

Kids will learn about World War II and what non-soliders were doing. They weren’t just sitting around. In the book, you learn about deciphering codes , rules for spies and some words in German and French.

I felt like I was an observer in the sky watching what happens. This is a book where you feel part of the story, not just being told the story.

This is also a story of how a kid can be an activist and help out. Kids are not helpless when the world is falling apart around them. There are many ways they can use their voices and skills. I think it is important for kids to know it is scary to be an activist but it can save a life.

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