Sophia asked Ruta Sepetys:

I am writing a holocaust novel and i have wirten anthor one .I love your book. I think we have to speak for those who could not speak for themselfs. How do you reserch your info ?

Ruta Sepetys Hi Sophia!

For research, I first read all of the nonfiction sources available. I speak with academics and historians. I then travel to the country where the story takes place to research the landscape, the culture, and the people. I generally interview many people while researching a book. I then weave stories from several people together into one character so that way I'm representing a larger human experience and not just one person.

Thanks for asking!
Ruta Sepetys

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