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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Night Witches (a novel) for
capturing the experience of being a Soviet Night Witch
bomber pilot at a more personal level.

Night Witches
A Novel of World War II

By Kathryn Lasky

Night Witches (2017) - 211 pages
Night Witches at Amazon.com

I am a Daughter. I am a Pilot.
I am the Nazis' Worst Fear.
I am a Night Witch.

Sixteen-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly.

She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valya's been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble.

When her mother is killed during the siege, Valya is left with one burning desire: to join up with her older sister, a member of the famous Night Witches-a regiment of female pilots who fly light planes through curtains of fire to bomb crucial targets.

Using all her wits, Valya manages to get past the German blockade and find the Night Witches' hidden base. That's when the real danger starts. The pilots have been assigned a critical mission, one with the power to inflict serious damage on the Nazis. Valya will give anything to fight for her country, but when the person she loves most goes missing, she must make a choice between duty and the deepest desires of her heart.

With her signature blend of lyrical writing and heart-racing action, historical fiction master Kathryn Lasky provides a thrilling look at the first all-female air combat team-daredevil girls who took on the Nazis… and won. The Germans called them Night Witches. The Russians called them heroes.

Kathryn Lasky is the author of over fifty books for children and young adults, including the Guardians of Ga'hoole series, which has more than seven million copies in print and was turned into a major motion picture. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole. Her books have received numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and a Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Night Witches
A Novel of World War II

By Kathryn Lasky

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse Night Witches (a novel) for
capturing the experience of being a Soviet Night Witch
bomber pilot at a more personal level.