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Traitors Among Us

  • ISBN 9781338754308, Hardcover
  • 288 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe.

Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler.

Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst — or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited in a displaced persons camp.

Then another girl accuses the sisters of being Nazi collaborators. Nothing could be further from the truth; during the horrors of the war, both sisters resisted the Nazis and everything they stood for. But the Soviets, who are now in charge, don’t listen to the sisters’ protests. Krystia and Maria are taken away and interrogated for crimes they never committed.

Caught in a dangerous trap, the sisters must look to each other for strength and perseverance. Can they convince their captors that they’re innocent — or escape to safety before it’s too late? Traitors Among Us continues the story of sisters Krystia and Maria from Don’t Tell the Nazis and Trapped in Hitler’s Web.

Rights Sold

English (US) – Scholastic Inc.

Selling Points

• Marsha’s books have been bestsellers in North America and internationally!
• Like all her novels, this one is based on a true story that illuminates less explored aspects of WWII.
• Nuanced and emotional war stories stand out on any list.
• This novel is a standalone companion to Don’t Tell the Nazis and Trapped in Hitler’s Web.


  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2022
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2022