The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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On September 1, 1938, British Operation Pied Piper began under which British children were evacuated from cities in order 20912424to protect them from anticipated German bombing. On September 3 Britain declared war on Germany. In The War that Saved my Life, Ada and Jamie, like thousands of children from London, were sent to the countryside. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. Their mam only wanted to send Jamie, since, as she said to Ada, “Who’d want you? Nobody, that’s who. Nice people don’t want to look at that foot… You can’t leave. You never will. You’re stuck here, right here in this room, bombs or no.” Ada had a club foot and had never been allowed to leave their tiny apartment. She only stared out their window at the kids playing and was sad when Jamie had become independent, running around with his pals. But she had a…

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