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Reader recommendation: The Girl in the Blue Beret

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The Girl in the Blue Beret, by Bobbie Ann Mason, helps us discover, along with the protagonist, how the French Resistance helped downed American World War II pilots to safety. The novel, based on the experiences of Mason's father-in-law, tells of the sacrifices made by children as well as adults.