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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978146689647580 Pages, Ages 9-12
A powerful story of survival, loss, and hope
Isaac was seven when the Germans invaded France and his life changed forever. First his father was taken away, and then, two years later, Isaac and his mother were arrested. Hoping to save Isaac's life, his mother bribed a guard to take him to safety at a nearby hospital, where he and many other children pretended to be sick, with help from the doctors and nurses. But this proved a temporary haven. As Isaac was shuttled from city to countryside, experiencing the kindness of strangers, and sometimes their cruelty, he had to shed his Jewish identity to become Jean Devolder. But he never forgot who he really was, and he held on to the hope that after the war he would be reunited with his parents.
After more than fifty years of keeping his story to himself, Isaac Millman has broken his silence to tell it in spare prose, vivid composite paintings, and family photos that survived the war.
NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Booklinks Lasting Connection, NYPLC Children's Books 100, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Booklist Editors' Choice
From Hidden Child:
Approximately 1,200,000 Jewish children were deported and murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators in the Holocaust of World War II. Most of those who survived did so by being sent into hiding. Some were...