by Karen Hesse
Genre: Children's Chapter Book
Hannah lives in Boston in 1918, and her parents have gone away because of the war. She lives with relations, but then a flu epidemic strikes and everyone gets sick. She is a young artist and we follow her story through trials of many kinds.
This story is hauntingly beautiful with the idea of angels protecting us. Karen Hesse won a Newbery for another of her books, and I like this one even better.