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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J BLANK A (Text) 33126024183695 J New Fiction In transit -
Erlanger Branch J BLANK A (Text) 33126024197992 JFiction Checked out 02/23/2021
Wm. E. Durr Branch J BLANK A (Text) 33126024183703 J New Fiction Checked out 03/23/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781984837356 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1984837354 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781984837370
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina's estranged grandmother, Rita Grigorievna. In their new lives in Leningrad, they begin to learn what it means to trust another person. Oksana must face the lies her parents told her all her life. Valentina must keep her grandmother's secret, one that could put all their lives in danger. And both of them discover something they've wished for: a best friend. But how far would you go to save your best friend's life? Would you risk your own?" --
Awards Note:
Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist winner, 2021
Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Nuclear power plants > Accidents > Fiction.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl╩╣, Ukraine, 1986 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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