Now, thanks to between shades of gray ashes in the snow, the history of that part of the world is much more vivid. Between shades of gray book douglas county libraries. The washington post beautifula superb though grueling novel. The total area is 65,300 square kilometers, which is a little bit bigger than west virginia. Teenager lina and her family are forced by the soviet secret police to leave their home in lithuania in 1941 and travel in a miserable, crammed train car to labor camps in siberia. Find books like between shades of gray from the worlds largest community of readers. Listen to between shades of gray by ruta sepetys at. One of the men tells lina why their family was deported. Between shades of gray book report timeline timetoast. I doubt fourth and third graders would be able to decipher some of the words in the book. Childrens books between shades of gray by ruta sepetys. Fifty shades of grey page 3 of 12 books the guardian.
Sepetys is considered a crossover novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Between shades of gray, ruta sepetys 9780399254123 penguin books usa. The story follows a 15yearold lithuanian girl in 1941 who is taken from her home with her mother and younger brother by the nkvd soviet secret police. May 07, 2015 author ruta sepetys, the daughter of a lithuanian refugee, based her fictional book between shades of gray on the real experiences of hundreds of thousands of people who died under dictator. Dec 22, 2014 between shades of gray by ruta sepetys. Exposing the agonies endured by victims of josef stalins regime, between shades of gray grips readers from the first page with its againsttheodds survival story. Between shades of gray is a harrowing story about a young girl, her family and her neighbors being forced from their home in lithuania and imprisoned in a brutal siberian encampment under stalins rule. In 1941, fifteenyearold lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their lithuanian home by soviet guards and sent to siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family. Between shades of gray, by ruta sepetys publication information. Author interview ruta sepetys, author of between shades. An introduction to lithuanian literature in 8 books. Engaged by between shades of gray book back in 2014, teachers from the private mba school for boys and harpeth hall school for girls came to lithuania. Before writing the book, ruta took two trips to lithuania.
In conclusion, the author of between shades of gray portrayed the setting accurately to describe the vast distance and places lina and her family traveled through. Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important. Twenty million people were murdered under his leadership. Parents need to know that between shades of gray is a story of horrific cruelty and violence for mature tweens and up. The inspiration for the major motion picture ashes in the snow. Her novels, between shades of gray and out of the easy, are both new york times bestsellers, international bestsellers and carnegie medal nominees. Richard peck, newbery awardwinning author of a year down yonder between shades of gray is a story of astonishing force.
Between shades of gray by ruta sepetys, paperback barnes. But its the history and content that truly got to my heart. The character of elena vilkas in between shades of gray from. Only her and her brother survived and returned to their homeland.
I feel grateful for a writer like ruta sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate. Woe to the one who thought they could only hurt ebook written by kristie lynn higgins. Main characters the main characters are lina, a 15 year old lithuanian, linas younger brother, jonas, elena vilkas, there mom, nikolia kretsey, a russian gaurd, and andrius, linas friend. Author the author of between shades of gray is ruta sepetys beginning middle they arrive. Between shades of grey tells the story of lina vilkas, whose family is deported from lithuania and spends many year in multiple gulags. Between shades of gray reveals horror and hope the. With bel powley, timothy innes, jonah hauerking, sophie cookson. Aug 15, 2012 additionally, between shades of gray made a number of best of 2011 lists including many of our own smugglivus guest authors and bloggers all this prompted me to buy the book. The unworldly, innocent ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. It was a great book and i literally just finished it but linas mother died in siberia where lina and her brother were held for 12 years she did end up after being returned her writings and pictures by andrius in which she marrys him. They were interested in the themes and events described in the book of a writer of lithuanian origin living in nashville ruta sepetys between shades of gray. Ruta sepetys ashes in the snow lithuanian film premiere duration. Between shades of gray questions and answers discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on between shades of gray. Lina, a girl apart of this family gets arrested with her family is sent to a kolkhoz.
The washington post from new york times and international bestseller and carnegie medal winner ruta sepetys, author of salt to the sea, comes a story of loss and of fear and ultimately, of survival. A moving and haunting novel for readers of the book thieffifteenyearold lina is a lithuanian girl living an ordinary lifeuntil soviet officers invade her home. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in between shades of gray, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Ruta sepetyss between shades of gray is now the film ashes in the snow. Tai pirmasis knygu ir filmu trilogijos fifty shades of grey gerbeju puslapis lietuviu kalba. Between shades of gray balzekas museum of lithuanian culture. Read fifty shades of grey online free from your pc, mobile. Goodreads members who liked between shades of gray also liked. Between shades of gray 2011 philomel penguin group usa inc. An international best seller, a numberone new york times best seller, and now a major motion picture. Over spring break i read between shades of gray published march 2011, a young adult historical fiction novel by ruta sepetys.
Unfortunately both of her parents could not survive. Download audiobooks matching keywords 50 shades of grey to your device. Jul 19, 2016 now, thanks to between shades of gray ashes in the snow, the history of that part of the world is much more vivid. It borders the baltic sea, and is between latvia and russia. Good book, however, how can the book be at level 3. Between shades of gray madison, alyssa, morgan, brittany, kaylee, and meghan characters conflicts one of the major conflicts in the book between shades of gray is when lina and her family are taken away from her home by the nkvd without any warning. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one. It follows the stalinist repressions of the mid20th century and follows the life of lina as she is deported from her native lithuania with her mother and younger brother, and the journey they take to a labor camp in siberia. Sepetys gives light to an almost unknown episode in baltic history through the eyes of a fifteen year old girl who never gives up. Between shades of gray by ruta sepetys, until the robin walks on snow by bernice l. Buy a cheap copy of between shades of gray book by ruta sepetys.
She met with family members, survivors of the deportations, etc. Between shades of gray, ruta sepetys 9780399254123 youtube. By writing between shades of gray, ruta sepetys, the daughter of lithuanian immigrants, hopes to bring awareness of the plight of the baltic people during the second world warto memorialize their loss but also to capture them as real, living people, and to put them. This is absolutely the best teacher resource i have ever purchased. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Thus, 15yearold lina vilkas, along with her mother and younger brother, is deported from her lithuanian home by the soviet secret police in 1941, and begins a. Between shades of gray book page the baltic states. Between shades of gray litcharts from the creators of. This novel is part survival story, part romance, and part tragedy.
I feel grateful for a writer like ruta sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and. James lowered the boom this month, announcing the imminent arrival of grey, a 576page rewriting of fifty shades from christian grey s perspective. In 1941, fifteenyearold lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their lithuanian home by soviet guards and sent to siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on lithuanian soil. Her three novels are new york times bestsellers and between shades of gray is currently being turned into a movie. Sequel to fifty shades of grey, told from christians perspective, is. Between shades of gray rhode island teen book award. In the book between shades of gray, what does lina believe the two possible outcomes of siberia are. Between shades of gray, a new york times best seller, is the debut novel of american novelist ruta sepetys. Lists of people who were considered enemies of the state were compiled and these people were removed from their homes and workplaces. When it becomes clear that the soviets will eventually take lithuania, kostas and other men hold secret meetings to discuss the future.
As one would expect, this wartime story is horribly sad and disturbing. Until one night when soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life. In the book between shades of gray, ruta sepetys doesnt alter the settings of the novel. Lina is just like any other fifteenyearold lithuanian. Lina, her mother, and brother are taken from their home in the middle of night, forced into train cars, and sent to a labor camp in a remote area of freezing siberia. Between shades of gray tells the story of a young lithuanian girl, lina, who is deported with her family to a siberian prison camp after the soviet union invades lithuania in 1941. In the book between the shades of gray, ruta sepetys gives a very compelling account of the soviet invasion of the country of lithuania in 1941. Linas family name is added to a long list of names representing people who are to be arrested and taken without warning from their homes. Perhaps her most famous novel, between shades of gray, is a historical fiction that gives readers a harsh look into life as a lithuanian exiled to siberia during soviet occupation. In the book between shades of gray the main character, lina is taken from her home in kaunas and put in a labor camp in siberia for 12 years. Between shades of gray is a powerful book, and the excellent writing sweeps you along ms. A lot of people probably bypassed this book due to the fact it coincidentally sounds very similar to 50 shades of grey, a notorious adultsonly book.
Between shades of gray book report timeline created by sarahjohnson1. I feel grateful for a writer like ruta sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and oppression. Between shades of gray tells the story of lina, a 15yearold lithuanian girl living in 1941. In the book between shades of gray, what stops the bald man from killing himself. Until one night when soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life theyve known. Its the story of 15yearold lina, her younger brother, and their mother, whom the soviets deport from their lithuanian home to a siberian labor camp in 1941. In the book between shades of gray, a lithuanian family is forced out of their home and forced into a new life. Between shades of gray book chicago public library. Laurie halse anderson, bestselling author of speak and wintergirls. Nov 12, 2012 i think 12 years old could handle it as long as there were adults to discuss the topics discussed and it would need to be prefaced in a way that they know roughly what happened during the same time the book was set. Ruta sepetys discusses her book between shades of gray, detailing her sources, inspiration, untold facts and stories of lithuanian survival in a.
Mar 12, 2015 the polar night is a time during the winter when the sun falls below the horizon for 180 days. Apr 10, 2011 thus, 15yearold lina vilkas, along with her mother and younger brother, is deported from her lithuanian home by the soviet secret police in 1941, and begins a cattlecar journey through a series. Highly pigmented from the finest materials and processed on triple mills, these oil paints will enable you to achieve sultry effects like youve never seen before. She writes in the authors note that she was inspired by her own lithuania heritage and the members of her fathers family who were rounded up by the nkvd and, like linas family, imprisoned in labor camps. Between shades of gray follows lina vilkas, a fifteen year old girl who is torn from her life in kaunas and exiled with her family to siberia. Ruta sepetys is the well known american lithuanian author of between shades of gray, salt to the sea, and out of the easy. Lina fights for her life, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by burying her complete story in a jar on lithuanian. Between shades of gray for ages 12 up details the efforts by a strongwilled lithuanian teen and her family to survive the harsh reality of being deported to a prison camp in. I read somewhere that the author says the book is about love. Between shades of gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart. And, since ive been in a historical fiction type of mood, i steeled myself for a harrowing, difficult read about the lithuanian experience in wwii. She and her family are used to a comfortable life in their beloved country until the political climate begins to change rapidly. The washington post from new york times and international bestseller and carnegie medal winner ruta sepetys, author of salt to the sea.
A moving and haunting novel perfect for readers of the book thief. The between shades of gray community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. The between shades of gray quotes below are all either spoken by elena vilkas or refer to elena vilkas. Shades of gray is a quiet little book which chronicles what it looks like to change your mind and to its the story of 12 year old will, a virginian and the only surviving member of his immediate family after the civil war. I probably knew some of lithuania s history during that time period from school, but it was something vague in the back of my mind.1209 397 964 1507 263 191 980 1039 247 698 370 1222 289 329 692 119 1337 761 1078 1386 776 939 398 1053 979 1448 930 938 968 659 421 663 512 1498 148 163 1354 948 1248 1470 1038 867