|Survivors of the Holocaust : true stories of six extraordinary children|
Author: Shackleton, Kath
These are the unbelievable true stories of six children, in their own words, of how they survived one of the darkest times in human history. In graphic novel format.
School Library Journal (00/09/19)
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School Library Journal - 09/01/2019 Gr 4–8—Each of these six accounts of Holocaust survivors are unique, yet all convey terror and despair. The contributors were children from different parts of Europe when the Nazis came to power in Germany, and all of their families were torn apart by rampant anti-Semitism. One child was saved by a neighbor when the Nazis came to take her family away, one child was sent to a concentration camp, one child was part of the Kindertransport, and yet another child's family managed to escape to England. The graphic novel format and first-person narration create an intimate, harrowing portrait. Each story uses a different color scheme, some with burnt oranges and browns, some with more subdued blues, each slightly distinct from the next. The blocky illustrations are child-friendly and accessible yet still explore dark themes and images, making this a good option for upper elementary school students and middle schoolers. Excellent back matter includes photos and descriptions of the children as adults, an extensive time line and glossary, and a lengthy list of websites for further research. VERDICT Using an engaging format to shed light on a devastating yet important topic, this is a strong choice for most libraries.—Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.