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Graphic Novel 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: Holocaust, Kindertransport refugee, WWII, Nazis, Nazi Germany
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2017
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In this follow-up to the successful Goodbye Marianne, Irene Watts explores what it is like for a young refugee girl to flee Nazi-occupied Austria alone. The poignant story is relatable to the terrible situation facing refugees in Europe and around the world today.

Publishers Weekly
"Though Holocaust stories are by definition horrifying, this one offers some hope."
The Children's War Blog
"Both Watts and Shoemaker have created a story that really manages to convey the fear, the tension, the unease of a refugee arriving in a country where she is not really welcomed by everyone, and even looked down on by some...Hopefully, this is a book that will get young readers thinking."
School Library Journal
"Black-and-white pencil sketches reflect a mood of loneliness and the bleakness of the time period...The glossary...does a great job of explaining terms at an age-appropriate level without shying away from harsh truths."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Author and illustrator show their collaborative finesse in a wonderfully rendered marriage between text and art...A book that invites close reading, this will spark interest in the plight of all refugees."
The Horn Book
"Based on the author's novel Remember Me, this graphic novel captures the melancholy nature of the story—the isolation from, and longing for, the familiar comforts of home and family—through Shoemaker's limited-palette, charcoal-hued illustrations."
"This beautifully rendered graphic novel...would make a gentle, highly visual addition to Holocaust curriculum, or it could be an excellent tool for introducing xenophobia and refugee crisis to upper-elementary and middle-grade readers."

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