top of page

Pub Day | Squirrel is Alive


New Book Squirrel Is Alive: A Teenager’ in the Belgian Resistance and French Underground Unveils an Extraordinary Journey of Courage and Resilience

Wheat Ridge, CO, June 27, 2023 – A captivating new memoir, Squirrel Is Alive: A Teenager in the Belgian Resistance and French Underground, by Mary Rostad, takes readers on an incredible journey of bravery and resilience, set against the German occupation of Belgium and France in World War II. In gripping prose, Rostad brings readers along as she, a sixteen-year-old teenager, finds herself working in the Belgian resistance and eventually the French underground. As the story unfolds, Rostad becomes an important part of the fight for freedom against Nazi rule. As Holocaust survivor Sam Harris notes, “[Mary Rostad] was not a bystander but an upstander, a hero.”

Squirrel Is Alive explores themes of bravery, friendship, and the indomitable spirit of youth in the face of adversity. Through a compelling narrative and vivid descriptions, Rostad describes a world that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. She weaves together a story that engages, while also providing thought-provoking commentary on themes such as social justice, human rights, and the resilience of the human spirit. The book’s unique blend of action, suspense, and emotional depth makes it a captivating read for both young adult and adult audiences. 

 Early reviews of Squirrel Is Alive have praised Rostad’s storytelling prowess and the book’s ability to captivate readers of all ages. Readers have lauded the author’s ability to write about complex characters who evolve and grow throughout the narrative, as well as the book’s strong emotional impact and thought-provoking messages. Kirkus Reviews notes, “Given the dearth of teen literature spotlighting the resistance, this work represents a valuable resource for initiates seeking firsthand information.”  This wonderful story challenges us to consider how we would act in similar circumstances, providing inspiration for all readers.

To order books wholesale |

Contact us about Squirrel Is Alive |

Note to Media: Darryle Clott, the spokesperson for the book after Mary’s death, is available for events, interviews, or guest writing.

To arrange an interview, contact Kateri Kramer, Fulcrum Publishing Marketing Director.

Phone: 303-928-8216


bottom of page