Usborne has acquired a YA historical novel, entitled The One Who Knows My Name, by Vanessa Curtis.
The book, told through the first-person voice of fifteen-year-old Inge, is about the Nazi’s Lebensborn programme, under which Polish children were stolen from their families to be brought up in the Aryan ideal.
Usborne’s Stephanie King, who acquired world English rights from Ella Kahn of the Diamond Kahn Woods Literary Agency, said: “From the moment I read the opening sentences of Vanessa’s latest work I was drawn into Inge’s world and the unsettling and life-changing situation she finds herself in. This book is an insightful look at the Nazis’ legacy in post-war Germany, a gripping story of one girl’s journey to discover her true identity, and a profound and moving examination of the universal themes of home, family and belonging.”
Curtis is also the author of The Earth is Singing, also published by Usborne, which is about a girl living in Soviet and Nazi-occupied Latvia during the Second World War.
The One Who Knows My Name will be released in January 2017.