Best Books for Children

Kate L'argent, Independent Usborne Organiser


The Earth is Singing - an unforgettable read

27th January 2015

My name is Hanna Michelson.
I am fifteen.
I am Latvian.
I live with my mother and grandmother.
My father is missing - taken by the Russians.

I have a boyfriend. When he holds my hand,
everything is perfect.

I am training to be a dancer.

But none of that matters now.

Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And
as far as they're concerned, that's all that matters.

This is my story.

Closely based on the true story of the Jews of Riga, The Earth is Singing is a tale of love, loss and betrayal for teenage readers.

This moving story has been published today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. You can read an extract from Chapter One.

At just £6.99, this amazing fiction title unveils the lesser known stories of the Holocaust in Latvia and offers a beautifully told account of a country consumed in Nazism.

Sure to resonate with lots of young adults, this is an Usborne fiction title like no other.

To order this brand new novel from Vanessa Curtis, contact your local Independent Organiser or get in touch.