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The Story That Cannot Be Told doc ✓ Hardcover read ñ A middle grade debut that weaves together folklore and history to tell the story of a girl finding her voice and the strength to use it during the final months of the Communist regime in Romania in 1989Ileana has always collected stories Some are about the past before the Ack when families had enough food and the hot water worked on than just Saturday nights Others are folktales like the one she was named for which her father used to tell her at bedtime But some stories can get you in trouble like the dangerous one criticizing Romania’s Communist government that Uncle Andrei published right before he went missingFe E ARC from Edelweiss PlusHad uite an evening of books I liked that my students would let gather dust Romania in 1989 Very interesting Liked the characters and the glimpse into their world However it is an unusual historical period and the reliance on tales slowed this down from time to time Also a bit on the long side This would go well with Nielsen's Words on Fire but since I seem to have completely lost my readership for folk tales students also don't know Mother Goose which is surely a sign of the End Times I can't name a single student to whom I would hand this I try to think of students when I put books on my list to purchase If I can't think of a name past or present why am I buying the book?Will pass on this not because of the merits of the book but because of my school audience for it

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Aring for her safety Ileana’s parents send her to live with the grandparents she’s never met far from the prying eyes and ears of the secret police and their spies who could be any of the neighbors But danger is never far away Now to save her family and the village she’s come to love Ileana will have to tell the most important story of her lif This is J Kasper Kramer's middle grade debut and WOW did it knock my socks off I HIGHLY recommend It's longer than the typical middle grade read and there are such complexities that the young adult and adult crowd may enjoy it even So I'd aim for upper middle grade and older The writing often reminded me of The Bear and the Nightingale if you're familiar with Arden's beautiful word weaving and folkloreIleana loves to share stories and change them when they aren't exciting enough In fact she is named for a character in a folktale who was clever and wise But she soon learns that stories can be used to spread the wrong message and her family eventually discovers the government is bugging and investigating their home Now Ileana must escape her city and travel to a small village to live with her estranged grandparents until the coast is clear But as experiences tales and histories are shared fantastical elements become intertwined with realityAs I said previously this one is definitely not just for middle grade readers even though the main character is that age All ages can treasure this story Since it's historical fiction and so well researched it would pair beautifully with a study of Communist Romania in the 1980sFor children's literature middle grade literature and YA literature reviews feel free to visit my personal blog at The Miller Memo

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The Story That Cannot Be ToldA middle grade debut that weaves together folklore and history to tell the story of a girl finding her voice and the strength to use it during the final months of the Communist regime in Romania in 1989Ileana has always collected stories Some are about the past before the leader of her country tore down her home to make room for his golden palace; b This book is about as perfect as it gets I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC and it was un putdownable Think Wolf Hollow Beyond the Bright Sea and The War That Saved My Life and add folklore political unrest and Communist Romania of the 80's Ileana is a heroine to root for and the book's remarkable discussion about truth and the power of books and story is one we need now than ever I can't wait to have this one prominently displayed on my shelf