. . . Audra's father has a travelling magic show that takes him from one village to the next. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian -- they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. The Lithuanian revolution started with these book carriers, not with the wars. -- Kirkus Reviews These Audre Lorde quotes will help make all our lives better. . About Bishop Barron Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. -- Booklist, starred review "[This] adventure about a little-known place and time . But escape means abandoning her parents to a … delivers action and suspense." In Words on Fire, young Audra Zikaris becomes caught up with the book smugglers, at first in hopes of saving her family and then to save her country. Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen – eBook Details. Audra's story deserves a place on the shelf next to Lois Lowry's Number the Stars and Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief." . Audra's story deserves a place on the shelf next to Lois Lowry's Number the Stars and Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief." Their power to influence a life, mold a generation. As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Audra is a captivating and strong character. . . Words On Fire explores the work of the book smugglers of 19th century Lithuania during the Russian occupation through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl. Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. Audre Lorde was an American poet, writer, feminist, librarian, and civil rights activist. Despite moments of pontification, though, the novel’s pacing does create exciting moments of suspense, which will keep readers on their toes and turning pages. Audra finally realized why Ben didn't want her to be a book carrier, he was her grandfather. Praise for Words on Fire: * "Gripping . In June 1893, when Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra's parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. delivers action and suspense. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith. But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous. Danger is never far from twelve-year-old Audra's family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian — they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. . She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers,who insist that everyone must become Russian - they have banned Lithuanian books,religion,culture,and even the language. It is 1893, and twelve-year-old Audra Zikaris lives on a farm with her father Henrikas and her mother Lina. Her work was influential to the anti-war, civil rights and women’s movement during the later half of the 20th century Born on February 18, 1934, in New York City, Lorde developed […] Praise for Words on Fire: * "Gripping . "Kirkus Reviews But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous. But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous. Lukas loved Audra and brought her parents back to her. -- Booklist, starred review "[This] adventure about a little-known place and time . Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Middle school students interested in historical fiction will find Words on Fire rich and fascinating. Words on Fire tells a very realistic story of fighting for freedom. She never expects that books will become her one hope of saving herself. 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