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Kathryn Lasky

Biography

Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over 100 books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has sold more than four million copies, and she is the author of A TIME FOR COURAGE and other titles in the Dear America series. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kathryn Lasky

Books by Kathryn Lasky

by Kathryn Lasky - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Sixteen-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valya's been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble. When her mother is killed during the siege, Valya is left with one burning desire: to join up with her older sister, a member of the famous and feared Night Witches --- a brigade of young female pilots. 
by Kathryn Lasky - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

One ordinary afternoon, 15-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler’s police and imprisoned as part of the "Gypsy plague." Just when it seems certain that they will be headed to a labor camp, Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.

by Kathryn Lasky - Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

When her family moves to Bar Harbor, Maine, for the summer, Lucy is more interested in watching the waves and a certain shipbuilder than ingratiating herself with the social elite. But Lucy’s mother will stop at nothing to keep Lucy and the shipbuilder apart, even if it means throwing Lucy into the arms of a wealthy man with a dangerous secret.

by Kathryn Lasky - Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

May feels her life drying up. The sea calls to her, but her parents forbid her from swimming. Yet after her 15th birthday, the urge to break free becomes overpowering and May makes a life-changing discovery. She is a mermaid --- a creature of the sea.

by Kathryn Lasky - Historical Fiction

The year is 1897, and gifted violinist Reuven Bloom is fifteen years old. Life for the Jews in Russia is very hard. First Reuven’s best friend is captured to serve in the Tsar’s army, and then his parents and older sister are murdered. Reuven’s dreams of music must be set aside. Now he has only one goal: escape.

by Kathryn Lasky - Historical Fiction

When Jerry Moon is sent to live with her great-great-aunt, she discovers a trunk in the basement that reveals dark mysteries about her family's ancestry. Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky brings a dramatic and rarely-portrayed period of history to life in this powerful coming-of-age tale that weaves together the Spanish Inquisition, Jewish belief, and a girl learning to understand her past.