The Inspiration Behind “Defying Doomsday” at Diversity in YA

Posted By on Apr 4, 2015 |

Diversity in YAOur Defying Doomsday blog tour has begun and our first stop is at Diversity in YA.

Tsana Dolichva talks about the inspiration behind Defying Doomsday:

“The idea for Defying Doomsday came to me when I was reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. The book is set largely in a Nazi concentration camp for women, and amid the usual low-level torture that comes with this sort of situation, the prisoners were forced to stand around outside for hours on end. Anyone who moved too much was shot. I can’t stand for long periods of time without fainting so my reaction was “Well I wouldn’t last long there, how depressing. Good thing I was born in a safer place and time.” ”

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