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Run and Hide

How Jewish Youth Escaped the Holocaust

October 10, 2023 | Young adult hardcover
ISBN: 9780358538165
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Description

A gripping nonfiction graphic novel that follows the stories of Jewish children, separated from their parents, who escaped the horrors of the Holocaust. From the Sibert Honor and YALSA Award-winning creator behind The Unwanted, Drowned City, and others. 

In the tightening grip of Hitler's power, towns, cities, and ghettoes were emptied of Jews. Unless they could escape, Jewish children would not be spared their deadly fate in the Holocaust, a tragedy of unfathomable depth. Only 11% of the Jewish children living in Europe before 1939 survived the Second World War.

Run and Hide tells the stories of these children, forced to leave their homes and families, as they escaped certain horror. Some children flee to England by train. Others are hidden from Nazis, sometimes in plain sight. Some are secreted away in attics and farmhouses. Still others make miraculous escapes, cresting over the snow-covered Pyrenees mountains to safety.

Acclaimed nonfiction storyteller Don Brown brings his expertise for journalistic reporting to the deeply felt personal narratives of Jewish children who survived against overwhelming odds. 

Read more books by Don Brown:

  • 83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary
  • In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks
  • Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

About this Author

ISBN: 9780358538165
Format: Young adult hardcover
Series: Run and Hide
Pages: 192
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2023-10-10

Reviews

? "Brown applies his signature graphic-nonfiction approach to the rescue of Jewish young people from the Holocaust. Sequences about broader historical events set the scene before Brown turns focus to individual human stories, showing poignant moments as parents and children say what may be final goodbyes. Striking." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"A powerful account focusing on the fates of Jewish children during the Holocaust. Vivid, devastating, and impressively documented." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Brown (83 Days in Mariupol) chronicles standout stories of children who managed to escape harrowing circumstances during the Holocaust in this hard-hitting graphic novel. Though Brown does not shy away from the reality that more than a million children died, through these true and deftly told experiences, he offers hope amid the devastation." 
-- Publishers Weekly

"Devastating. With illustrations that are at times tender and other times gruesome, Brown has found a way to convey the destruction of the Holocaust to younger readers. Add this graphic novel to your list of resources for teaching and learning about the Holocaust." -- School Library Journal

"This indelible graphic perspective grimly etches a crucial acknowledgment of the Holocaust's harrowing toll on humanity's youngest and most vulnerable."
-- Booklist

"While the narrative boxes throughout convey pertinent information, dialogue bubbles and slightly skewed, unsettling art layer in elements of emotional urgency and intimate heartbreak. The unfortunate parallels to the kidnappings in Ukraine and the family separations at the U.S. southern border offer timely sparks for discussion." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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