Jackie Minniti , has been awarded an Eric Hoffer Book Award for YA fiction for Jacqueline.
About the book:
When ten-year-old Jacqueline Falna hears her mother’s scream, she is unaware that the axis of her world is about to tilt. Her father’s plane has been shot down by German fighters. In the midst of poverty, food shortages, air raids, and the grinding hardship of daily life under Nazi rule, she forms an unlikely alliance with David Bergier, a twelve-year-old Jewish neighbor who poses as her cousin a fter his family is “relocated” by the Nazis. When Rennes is liberated, Jacqueline meets an American soldier and becomes convinced that he has been sent to reunite her with her father.
Based on a true story, Jacqueline is a tale of family, faith, unusual friendships, and
the resiliency of the human spirit set against the backdrop of occupied Rennes in
1944. With the drama of fiction and the authenticity of personal history, Jacqueline
is both a story about family and a family’s story.
Jacqueline is published by Anaiah Press and is available in paperback and ebook formats. Find out more about Jacqueline and about the author at