A National Book Award Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A NYPL Best Book for Kids
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
An Evanston Public Library Great Book for Kids
An Indiana Young Hoosier Award Finalist
Thirteen-year-old Matthew's journalist dad is stuck overseas, and his mom has moved in his great-grandmother to ride out the pandemic, adding to his stress and isolation. But when Matthew finds a tattered photo in his great-grandmother's belongings, he discovers a clue to a hidden chapter of her past that will lead to a life-shattering family secret. Set in alternating timelines that connect the present-day to the 1930s and the US to the USSR, Katherine Marsh's latest novel sheds fresh light on the Holodomor - the horrific famine that killed millions of Ukrainians, and which the Soviet government covered up for decades.