Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Under a Red Sky by Haya Leah Molnar

Under a Red Sky by Haya Leah Molnar was published in 2010 and is the autobiography of the a young girl in Post War Communist Bucharest.

I haven't read about a book about this particular part of the world during this time frame, and I found the story interesting.

Eva, the main character, does not know she is Jewish when the story begins. Her father was in a death camp during WWII, and she thinks he doesn't believe in anything. Her mother was a ballerina and now teaches dance. When they file for passports to go to Israel, her parents are fired from their jobs.

They live in an apartment with her Grandparents, Aunt, two Uncles, and their maid. Each family lives in one bedroom. If they move out of a bedroom, the Communist Party will assign another family to move into that bedroom.

They have to be careful what they do and say in order to avoid retribution by the Communist Party.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

These books were donated by Anne Corts. Every donation helps us keep this project going. Thank you, Anne. 

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