Under a Red Sky: Book summary and reviews of Under a Red Sky by Haya Leah Molnar

Under a Red Sky

Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania

by Haya Leah Molnar

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Under a Red Sky by Haya Leah Molnar
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Eva Zimmermann is eight years old, and she has just discovered she is Jewish. Such is the life of an only child living in postwar Bucharest, a city that is changing in ever more frightening ways. Eva’s family, full of eccentric and opinionated adults, will do absolutely anything to keep her safe—even if it means hiding her identity from her. With razor-sharp depictions of her animated relatives, Haya Leah Molnar’s memoir of her childhood captures with touching precocity the very adult realities of living behind the iron curtain.

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"Starred Review. In this rich, insightful memoir, Molnar offers a child’s-eye view of life in Romania in the late 1950s." - Kirkus Reviews

"As Eva pieces together her family’s history, a vivid story emerges; ranging from funny tender moments of family life to the horrific revelations of the Romanian holocaust, about which little has been written … [a] poignant, memorable offering." - Booklist

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Haya Leah Molnar

Haya Leah Molnar lives in New York City. This is her first book. Recommended for Grades 6-9

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