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Review of ‘Girl in the Blue Coat’

Oral histories from World War II come to life in Monica Hesse’s historical fiction debut.

In 1943 German-occupied Amsterdam, 18-year-old Hanneke Bakker busily goes about delivering black market goods until she gets to Mrs. Janssen’s home. The old woman insists that Hanneke help find Mirjam, the Jewish girl she’s kept hidden in her home until…

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