Between Shades of Gray
By Ruta Sepetys
A project done by.....
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT A HUMAN LIFE IS WORTH? THAT MORNING, MY BROTHER'S WAS WORTHA POCKET WATCH.
Lithuania, June 1941: Fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school and looking forward to summer. In the dark of night there is a knock at the door and life is Soviet secret police arrest Lina, her mother, and her younger brother, tearing their family apart. The three are hauled from their home and thrown into cattle scars, where they soon discover their destination: Siberia. Separated from her father, Lina embeds clues in her drawings and secretly passes them along, hoping they will reach her father's prison camp. In this dramatic and moving story, Lina desperately fights for her life and the lives of those around her. But will love be enough to keep her alive.
Why we chose Smore
The technology we chose was smore, because smore is a simple way to express yourself. The tone of the book was sad and depressing so we thought the smore would be an easy way to show that side of the time period. Since we chose character vacation, we needed a website that was able to contain all the information we needed to include. We chose this background for our flyer to show the gloomy yet beautiful storyline in this novel. The color scheme of this flyer goes along with the theme of the book to show the that even the darkness (a.k.a the gray) there is still hope if you look at it in the right way (blue).
Where would Lina vacation?
Things Lina would take
Lina would first bring her brother, Jonas, because she loves him. He is her last family and she is not willing to let him go. On page 26 Lina shows her love for her brother by saying, "stop!" I screamed."
Papers and pencils
Lina would bring papers and pencils because of her love for art and drawing. Drawing was the only thing that gave her hope of one day being reunited with her father. On page 230, Lina describes her love for art saying, "Oh its wonderful!" I said. "It doesn't matter that it has lines."
Dombey and sons
Lina would bring Dombey and sons because it was given to her as a gift by her love, Andrius. This book gave her a joy through the cold nights of Siberia. Lina tells about her love of this book on page 303 when she reads the book and finds the hidden messages embedded in the book.