Among the Red Stars


World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia. Determined to help the effort, Valka enlists as a pilot in an all-female aviation group.

Dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. As those around her fall,
Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

AMONG THE RED STARS is coming from HarperTeen in October 3, 2017. It is available for preorder now.


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