Przemysl, Poland, 1939. No one has explained to three-year-old Renata what war is. She knows her Tatus, a doctor, is in Europe with the Polish Army and that her Mamusia is not allowed to work anymore. One morning Mamusia returns home with little yellow stars for them to wear. Renata thinks that they will keep them safe. 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. Her blonde hair and blue eyes and other twists of fate save her life but stories become her salvation. Let Me Tell You a Story is a powerful and moving memoir of growing up in extraordinary times, and of the magical discovery of books.