Saving Da Vinci

by Annie Laura Smith

Sixteen-year-old Stefano Cavadoni’s job can get him killed.  It is 1944 and Stefano is an Italian Partisan, living and working in Rome.  Living a “double-life” because his mother does not have a “need to know,” Stefano risks his life to hinder the German army.  He helps save Italian artwork.  He works a rescue to a downed American airman.  He helps the orphans of Rome reach shelter.  If he can avoid the Gestapo, he might be able to live long enough to see the Allies reach Rome.