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Lines of Courage

By Jennifer A. Nielsen


Publication Date: February 6, 2024

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of A Night Divided and Rescue, artfully weaves together the stories of five kids living through World War I who each hold the key to each other’s futures... if they are lucky -- and brave -- enough to find each other.World War I stretches its cruel fingers across Europe, where five kids feel war's scarcity and challenges in different ways.Felix, from Austria-Hungary, wants the courage to fight against Jewish deportations before his own family can be taken.Kara, from Britain, wants to be a Red Cross nurse.Juliette, of France, hopes her family can remain knitted together in the face of the war's longest battle.Elsa, from Germany, hopes her homing pigeon might one day bring her a friend among the chaos.And Dimitri, of Russia, wants only to survive the front, where he's been sent with no weapon.None of them will find exactly what they want. But the winds of fate may cross their paths to give each of them just what they need.

About the Author

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Series: The False Prince, The Runaway King, The Shadow Throne, The Captive Kingdom, and The Shattered Castle. She also wrote the New York Times bestseller The Traitor's Game and its sequels,The Deceiver's Heart, and The Warrior's Curse; the New York Times bestselling Mark of the Thief trilogy: Mark of the Thief, Rise of the Wolf, and Wrath of the Storm; the standalone fantasy The Scourge; and the critically acclaimed historical thrillers A Night Divided, Resistance, Words on Fire, Rescue, Lines of Courage, and the forthcoming Iceberg. Jennifer collects old books, loves good theater, and thinks that a quiet afternoon in the mountains makes for a nearly perfect moment. She lives in northern Utah with her family, and is probably sneaking in a bite of dark chocolate right now. You can visit her online at or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @nielsenwriter.

Format: Paperback

Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication Date: February 6, 2024

ISBN: 9781338620955

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