Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport - a rescue effort that relocated Jewish children to Great Britain - they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. Living in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa felt the weight of her parents' choice and yearned to be reunited with her family. But despite her circumstances, Lisa created a new life for herself, and her music became a beacon of hope for all the children of Willesden Lane.
A true story of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched has been adapted for young readers and includes a new author's note, archival photos, and a reader's guide.