Ari asked Ruta Sepetys:

Hi Ruta I have read "Between the Shades of Gray " and LOVED my question is what inspired you for between the shades of gray ? KEEP WRITING Ari

Ruta Sepetys Hi Ari!

Thanks so much for your question!

Much of the world is not aware that Stalin deported so many people to Siberia. I wanted to write a book to create an awareness. My inspiration was to give voice to the people who never had a chance to tell their story.
Ruta Sepetys

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