Escaping into the Night by D. Dina Friedman.
Halina Rudowski is on the run. When the Polish ghetto where she lives is liquidated, she narrowly escapes, but her mother is not as lucky. Along with her friend, Batya, Halina makes her way to a secret encampment in the woods where Jews survive by living underground. As the group struggles for food, handles infighting, and attempts to protect themselves from the advancing German army, Halina must face the reality of life without her mother.Based on historical events, this gripping tale sheds light on a little-known aspect of the holocaust, the underground forest encampments that saved several thousand Jews from the Nazis.”A vivid, masterful portrayal … an important contribution to the Holocaust narrative.”—Livia Bitton Jackson, author of I Have Lived a Thousand Years”An absorbing and moving page-turner.”—Uri Shulevitz, Caldecott winning author/illustrator