When a brave woman arrives in town with several terrified, starving children, 15-year-old Magali knows she's found her purpose. She joins Paquerette in persuading the Nazis to release children from concentration camps---so they can lead the little ones to freedom in France. But will Magali's courageous actions bring danger to her family?
In the midst of war, one teenager is determined to make a difference. If no one will do anything, she'll have to do it herself. In 1941 France is still free. But fifteen-year-old Magali is frustrated by the cruel irony of pretending life is normal when food is rationed, new clothes are a rarity, and most of her friends are refugees. And now the government is actually helping the Nazis. Someone has got to do something, but it seems like no one has the guts until Paquerette arrives. Smuggling refugee children is Paquerette's job. And she asks Magali to help. Working with Paquerette is scary and exhausting, but Magali never doubts that it is the right thing to do. Until her brash actions put those she loves in danger.