The Light in Hidden Places

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Publisher Description

The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgórska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron - now a Reese's Book Club YA Pick!
One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make...

It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemysl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish.

But everything changes when the German army invades Przemysl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army.

With two Nazis below, thirteen hidden Jews above, and a little sister by her side, Stefania has one more excruciating choice to make.

This remarkable tale of courage and humanity, based on a true story, is now a Reese's Book Club YA Pick!

Young Adult
March 3
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Grades 7-12

Customer Reviews

LyndaCMusiclover ,

Emotional and Moving

When I first started reading the book and immediately I could not put it down. It was one of the few books that moved me to tears and cry my heart out in the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone. I wish I could re-read the book again for the first time. Please read this book you won’t regret it.

anne3.0 ,


This is such an amazing book I finished it in a weekend. It tells you the story of a women hiding Jews, the bravest thing that anyone could do in WW2. This is one of my favorites, this is a must read for everyone.

kaizandrea ,

The Light in Hidden Places

It’s amazing, everything about WWIl for me a woman from Puerto Rico who loves to read. They are so real, scary but beautiful, to have so courage, only thinking what a human been should be. Thank you, for this opportunity. From the island of enchantment, excuse my writing, Spanish is my first language. Gracias

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