Because she is Jewish, fourteen-year-old Piri has been held
prisoner in Nazi concentration camps for two years. She is freed when
Bergen-Belsen is liberated, but she is very ill and has deep psychological
scars. In a voice full of innocence and courage, Piri tells how she got through
the first years after the Holocaust. Piri and her sisters are taken by the Red
Cross to Sweden, where people prove to be most generous and humane. But Piri
still longs for her home in Hungary. As she makes friends, falls in love, and
goes to live with a Swedish foster family, Piri shares her most intimate
feelings and thoughts.
Aranka Siegal is the author of the Newberry Award–winning Upon the Head of the Goat. In this
moving sequel, Christina Moore’s expressive performance as Piri intensifies the
bittersweet effect of her compelling story. Download and start listening now!