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“I am a daughter. I am a pilot. I am the Nazis worst fear. I am a Night Witch.” Lasky

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of many books including the Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, A Time for Courage and several Dear America titles.

 211 pages, MS and US

Night Witches is a novel of World War II. The Germans have surrounded Stalingrad.  Valya, a sixteen year old Russian girl has been trained as a pilot by her father. The story starts out with the brutal murder of her mother. Left alone, Valya must now try and reunite with her sister, Tatyana, who is one of the fighter pilots of the Night Witch Brigade. Valya is determined to join up with the brigade and fight the Nazis.  This book is based on thorough research and is a great read for those who love action, historical fiction,  and a story featuring the first all-female air combat team.

Visit Kathryn Lasky’s website:  http://www.kathrynlasky.com/