I am a daughter. I am a pilot. I am the Nazis worst fear. I am a Night Witch.
16-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 and feared Night Witches-a regiment of young female pilots. Using all her wits, Valya manages to get past the German blockade and find the Night Witches' hidden base ... and 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 sheds light on the war's unsung heroes - daredevil girls who took to the skies to take on the Nazis ... and won.
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