Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Survivors of the Holocaust edited by Kath Shackleton, illustrated by Zane Whittingham

 Survivors of the Holocaust. This is a collection of true stories from six Holocaust survivors that went through such a traumatic time in history, all told in their own words.
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This nonfiction graphic novel is an accessible way to teach children (especially reluctant readers) as young as 10 about the Holocaust.


These true stories can also “help kids understand the true impact of childhood separations from their families, the chilling prospect of never seeing your family members again and can help engage them in discussions about current events on immigration in our country today” (School Library Journal).

Survivors of the Holocaust edited by Kath Shackleton, illustrated by Zane Whittingham

Available now ● ISBN: 9781492688921 ● $19.99/HC

Children’s Nonfiction—Graphic Novel ● Ages 10+ ● Sourcebooks Explore


In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it through alive. Whether it was thanks to lucky twists of fate or the loving sacrifices of others, they lived to tell their stories, which serve as reminders to never allow such a tragedy to happen again.


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.


An Amazon Best Book of the Month


Download a Free Common Core Aligned Educator Guide for Grades 6-8


Praise for Survivors of the Holocaust:


“Powerful, emotional, deeply disturbing that leaves us with a sense of loss, even with these children’s survival. We need more books like this. We must never forget. Buy this book for your classrooms and libraries!” —Imagination Soup


“WOW. Beautiful presentation of awful stories. The format makes history accessible to those who may struggle with nonfiction.” —Teen Librarian Toolbox


“The narratives and drawings no doubt will raise many questions in the minds of children.”  —San Diego Jewish World


“These are difficult narratives, and the six survivors have done a great service to share their stories and provide great lessons for our youth, at a cost of great personal emotion and grief.” —BookTrib


★ “Nothing short of miraculous...never pushing past what a young reader can bear.” —Booklist, STARRED review


“Using an engaging format to shed light on a devastating yet important topic, this is a strong choice for most libraries.” —School Library Journal


“Presents powerful testimonials from six individuals who survived the Holocaust as children.” —School Library Connection


“A dramatic and memorable story...These individual stories can help kids understand the true impact of childhood separations from their families, the chilling prospect of never seeing your family members again and can help engage them in discussions about current events on immigration in our country today.” —Youth Services Book Review


“The survivors’ recollections of seeing their frantic parents powerless in the face of an inexorable force is particularly searing.” —Publishers Weekly

I received a complimentary copy.


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