Przemysl, Poland, 1939: No one has explained to three-year-old Renata what war is. June, 1942: Renata, Mamusia and grandmother 'Babcia' are taken to the Ghetto. The adults are forced to work at the factory and to survive on next to no food. One day Mamusia and Babcia do not return from their shifts. Utterly alone Renata survives through the willingness of ordinary people to take the most deadly risks. Stories are her salvation. Let Me Tell You a Story is a powerful memoir of growing up in extraordinary times, and of the magical discovery of books.