Annotations for Odette's Secrets


Baker & Taylor
Sent to the French countryside after her father is interred in a Nazi labor camp, Odette Meyer, a Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Paris, attends church and pretends to be a peasant while wondering if she will be able to resume her Jewish life after the war, in a tale inspired by the story of the author's mother. By the author of The Little Piano Girl.

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Baker & Taylor
When Odette's father becomes a Nazi prisoner-of-war and the Paris police begin arresting Jews, her mother sends Odette to hide in the Catholic French countryside where she must keep many secrets to survive.

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McMillan Palgrave
Inspired by a true story, this moving free verse novel chronicles the journey of a young Jewish girl living in Paris during World War II who must masquerade as a Christian in the French countryside to avoid deportation to the death camps.


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McMillan Palgrave
Odette is a young Jewish girl living in Paris during a dangerous time. The Nazis have invaded the city, and every day brings new threats. After Odette's father enlists in the French army and her mother joins the Resistance, Odette is sent to the countryside until it is safe to return.

On the surface, she leads the life of a regular girl--going to school, doing chores, and even attending Catholic Mass with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets about the life she left behind and her true identity.

Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyers--and written in moving free-verse poetry--this is a story of courage, of determination to survive, and of a young girl forced to hide in plain sight.


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