Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust

HiddenIn this touching and powerful graphic novel told in flashbacks, Dounia tells her story to her granddaughter Elsa. At about age six, in Paris, Dounia found herself shunned by her teachers and classmates when she attended school wearing the yellow star, which identified her as Jewish. After police took her parents away in a scary nighttime raid, neighbors hid her from the Nazis in their apartment for as long as they could. She eventually was taken by Resistance workers to a farm in the French countryside, where she was protected by a loving family, and after the war ended, was reunited with her mother. Honest and direct words and full-color graphics mingle seamlessly to make this heart-breaking subject accessible to children. An Afterword explains that 84% of Jewish children living in France survived because of people who were willing to risk their own lives to hide and protect children from the Nazis and collaborating French police. mjw
Title: Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust
Author: Loic Dauvillier
Illustrator
: Marc Lizano,
Color: Greg Salsedo
Publisher
: First Second/Roaring Brook, New York
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: French
Translator
: Alexis Siegel
Original Title
: L’Enfant Cachee
Original Publisher
: Le Lombard
Original Copyright
: 2012
ISBN
: 978-1-59643-873-6
Hardcover pages
: 76
Age range
: 10 up
Genre
: Graphic novel, Historical fiction
Book setting
: Paris
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s residence
: France
Awards
: 2015 Mildred L. Batchelder Award = Older reader category, 2015 Sydney Taylor Award, 2015 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Subjects
: Comics, Grandmothers, Graphic novels, Hidden children, Holocaust, Jewish, Multigenerational, Nazis, Paris

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