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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
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Salt to the Sea

by Ruta Sepetys

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When tragedy strikes, we learn how humanity can prevail even in the darkest hours.

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Salt to the Sea shows the power of Young Adult books to bring new perspective to real historical events. Four teenagers desperately seek escape from the carnage of World War II. Their paths will converge on the German military transport ship Wilhelm Gustloff, as they rush headlong into the greatest maritime disaster in human history. Short, crisp chapters give voice to the struggles of each teenager. And when tragedy strikes, we learn how humanity can prevail even in the darkest hours.

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