Because life is about sacrifices and courage
What a a beautiful #OwnVoices tale of sacrifice and survival!
A multitude of courageous stars!
About the book
Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust
It is 1941. Hedy and her family are Jewish, and the Nazi party is rising. Hedy’s family is no longer safe in their home in Hungary. They decide to flee to America, but because of their circumstances, sixteen-year-old Hedy must make her way through Europe alone. Will luck be with her? Will she be brave? Join Hedy on her journey-where she encounters good fortune and misfortune, a kind helper and cruel soldiers, a reunion and a tragedy-and discover how Hedy is both lucky and brave. Hedy’s Journey adds an important voice to the canon of Holocaust stories, and her courage will make a lasting impact on young readers.
I’m a big fan of books about the holocaust because we cannot forget!
Kids need to learn what happened during WWII and why, so we, humankind, don’t repeat the same mistakes.
This book resonated with me at another level too because it is also a story about immigration and the hardships and sacrifices of having to leave your country, family and friends behind. I still get very emotional when I remember my family’s stories about surviving the Spanish Civil War and fleeing to America so I can only imagine what it was for Michelle Bisson to write this story.
Michelle Thank you for writing such a beautiful book !
I especially liked “The Rest of Hedy’s Story” at the end of the book with the pictures of the immigrants and the notes about the author and illustrator.
Kudos to El Primo Ramon! His illustrations are, besides beautiful, spot on! They facial expressions and muted colors very accurately portrait the emotions of the story. The sadness and the despair. So elegantly and tastefully done!
I recommend this book to everyone! So we never forget!
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