What is the message words on fire?
Strongest themes and messages are about the importance of books and stories as ways of preserving heritage and keeping ideas and dreams alive. Parental separation is also a prominent theme.
What time period is words on fire set in?
It is the year 1893, and Lithuania is occupied by the Russian empire. Twelve-year-old Audra thinks her father is a traveling magician until she overhears him discussing the importance of “his work” with her mother. That very night, Audra’s sheltered life is shattered.