Nomination: Anya’s War

 Alban, Andrea. Anya’s War. 2011. 188 p. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (9780312370930). Gr. 7-12. [jw]

Forced to flee Odessa because of increased oppression and anti- Semitism, Anya and her family relocate to Shanghai. There she copes with adolescence, family expectations, first crushes and cultural restraints on girls, all in the context of living in a foreign country on the cusp of World War II.

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