By Eva Wiseman (240 Pages)Ages 8-11 Publisher: Tundra Books, 2001
On a sunny day in March 1944, Marta Weisz's Jewish school is dismissed for the year: Germany has invaded Hungary. Her happy, privileged life as the daughter of a wealthy Budapest surgeon is over. But Marta is a teenager to be reckoned with--strong-willed, clever, and a risk taker. She is also in love with Peter--who is a gentile. Marta continues to see Peter, despite prohibitions, even covering her canary yellow star to go dancing with him. Things grow worse: Peter disappears, food becomes scarce, and the Weiszes are evicted. Then Marta hears about an obscure diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, who may be able to help her family.