Monday, February 22, 2016
by Teri Kanefield
Front Street/ Cricket Books, 2001. 137p. Fiction
Rivka Lieberman is a fifteen-year-old girl living in Prague's Jewish quarter. Because of the prevalent hatred against Jews in 1776, she has never been able to leave the safety of the walls surrounding her city--until now. Feeling trapped and desperate to see more the outside world, Rivka sneaks out one day, without permission, and meets a sympathetic Christian boy. Thus they begin a very dangerous secret friendship. Those who loved the classic film, Fiddler on the Roof, will be charmed by this delightfully sweet and thoughtful book about a lesser known part of history.