Title: Saving Zasha
Author: Randi Barrow
In 1945 Russia, those who own German shepherds are considered traitors, but thirteen-year-old Mikhail and his family are determined to keep the dog a dying man brought them, while his classmate Katia strives to learn his secret.
In post-WWII Russia, one boy dares to save an entire race of outlawed dogs—the German shepherd! World War II has just ended when thirteen-year-old Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It’s dangerous—some say traitorous—to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so Mikhail must keep Zasha a secret to keep her alive.