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Book cover of BRAVE PRINCESS & ME
BRAVE PRINCESS & ME
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2019

In 1943, the Second World War is raging, and the Nazis have taken control of most of Europe - including Athens, where Princess Alice of Greece lives. ...

In 1943, the Second World War is raging, and the Nazis have taken control of most of Europe - including Athens, where Princess Alice of Greece lives. Princess Alice is kind and accepting of different types of people. Something the Nazis are not. Born deaf, she knows what it is like to be discriminated against. With the arrival of the Nazis, all the Jews living Greece are in danger, including young Tilde Cohen and her mother. On the run, they must find a safe place to hide. When they arrive, unannounced, on Princess Alice's doorstep and beg her to hide them, the princess's kindness is put to the test. Will she risk her own life to save theirs? Based on a true story, the book includes a special section, with photographs, about Princess Alice. A real-life hero, Alice was the mother of the United Kingdom's Prince Philip, the grandmother of Prince Charles, and the great-grandmother of Princes William and Harry.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781772601022
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Book cover of BRUSHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
BRUSHMAKER'S DAUGHTER
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2020

It is 1939 in Berlin, Germany, and twelve-year-old Lillian and her Papa are on the run from Nazi soldiers. Because they are Jewish, they are in danger...

It is 1939 in Berlin, Germany, and twelve-year-old Lillian and her Papa are on the run from Nazi soldiers. Because they are Jewish, they are in danger of being arrested and put in prison. Lillian's father is blind and it seems no one is willing to help them, until they meet Otto Weidt. Mr. Weidt runs a factory that makes brushes for the Nazi army, and his secret is that he employs blind Jewish workers. Lillian learns that Otto Weidt is determined to keep her, Papa, and all the Jewish workers safe. But will he be able to? The Brushmaker's Daughter is inspired by a true story.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781772601381
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CLARA'S WAR
CLARA'S WAR
By: kathy kacer | Published: April 2001

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    9781896764429
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Book cover of DIARY OF LAURA'S TWIN
DIARY OF LAURA'S TWIN
By: kathy kacer | Published: April 2008

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781897187395
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of HIDING EDITH
HIDING EDITH
By: kathy kacer | Published: April 2006

Edith’s story is remarkable not only for her own bravery, but for the bravery of those that helped her: an entire village, including its mayor...

Edith’s story is remarkable not only for her own bravery, but for the bravery of those that helped her: an entire village, including its mayor and citizenry, heroically conspired to conceal the presence of hundreds of Jewish children who lived in the safe house. The children went to the local school, roamed the streets and ate good food, all without having to worry about concealing their Jewish identity. And during Nazi raids, the children camped out until the coast was clear. Hiding Edith details not only the amazing courage and struggles of one young girl, but the inspiring spirit of the people she met. Shatta and Bouli Simon, the couple who ran the house, taught the children everything they needed to survive, including how to change their identities in new hiding places once conditions in Moissac became too risky. Sarah Kupfer, another Jewish child in hiding, became Edith’s closest friend, sharing both birthdays and bomb attacks, losses and love. And Muti, Edith’s mother, sacrificed everything she could for her children — even the comfort of having them close at hand. Intensively researched and sensitively written, this book both comforts and challenges a young reader’s spirit, skillfully addressing both the horrors and the hope that children experienced during the Holocaust.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781897187067
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Book cover of LOUDER THAN WORDS
LOUDER THAN WORDS
By: kathy kacer | Published: April 2020

Heroic actions speak volumes in a powerful middle grade novel based on real WWII events. Life is not easy for Jewish people in the midst of the Second...

Heroic actions speak volumes in a powerful middle grade novel based on real WWII events. Life is not easy for Jewish people in the midst of the Second World War, and for twelve-year-old Dina and her sisters, it gets even harder when their father dies. Their mother must go back to work and despite many objections, the family adjusts to the arrival of their new housekeeper, Nina, who is not Jewish. But Nina's role changes dramatically when the Nazis invade their small Ukrainian town. Nina sacrifices her own safety to make sure the children she has come to love are kept from the clutches of the Nazis, and Dina comes to depend on her in a way she never imagined she would. The third novel in Kathy Kacer's acclaimed Heroes Quartet series, Louder Than Words is based on the true story of one woman's incredible heroism in the most dangerous of circumstances. It is a another affecting testament to the unsung heroes of World War II who, at great personal risk, saved the lives of strangers.

Theme: War/Children and War

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    9781773213545
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Book cover of MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ
MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2014

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781927583463
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Book cover of MASTERS OF SILENCE
MASTERS OF SILENCE
By: kathy kacer | Published: March 2019

Silence can be powerful. Kathy Kacer’s second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen...

Silence can be powerful. Kathy Kacer’s second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history’s most famous mime. Desperate to save them from the Nazis, Henry and Helen’s mother makes the harrowing decision to take her children from their home in 1940s Germany and leave them in the care of strangers in France. The brother and sister must hide their Jewish identity to pass for orphans being fostered at a convent in the foreign land. Visits from a local mime become the children’s one source of joy, especially for Henry, whose traumatic experience has left him a selective mute. When an informer gives them up, the children are forced to flee yet again from the Nazis, but this time the local mime—a not yet famous Marcel Marceau—risks everything to try to save the children. Masters of Silence shows award-winning author Kathy Kacer at the top of her craft, bringing to light the little-known story of Marceau’s heroic work for the French Resistance. Marceau would go on to save hundreds of children from Nazi concentration camps and death during WWII. In characteristic Kacer style, Masters of Silence is dramatic and engaging, and highlights the courage of both those rescuing and the rescued themselves. Wenting Li’s chapter heading illustrations and evocative covers provide the perfect visuals for the series.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781773212616
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    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of NIGHT SPIES
NIGHT SPIES
By: kathy kacer | Published: May 2003

Theme: Character Education

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    9781896764702
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    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SECRET OF GABI'S DRESSER
SECRET OF GABI'S DRESSER
By: kathy kacer | Published: April 1999

Gabi is a young Jewish girl living in Czechoslovakia during the time of the Holocaust. Gradually life is getting harder and harder. Jews are bullied a...

Gabi is a young Jewish girl living in Czechoslovakia during the time of the Holocaust. Gradually life is getting harder and harder. Jews are bullied at school, they can’t visit each other at a certain time, they have to walk everywhere, they are not allowed to go to non-Jewish stores, and finally Gabi’s best friend deserts her because she is Jewish. One day, the Nazis start visiting all the houses looking for Jewish children. In a tremendous act of courage, Gabi's mother protects Gabi from the soldiers by hiding her in their dining-room dresser. This is the story of author Kathy Kacer's own mother, who was the real-life Gabi. The only thing retrieved from their family's home after the war was the dresser that saved Gabi’s life. It now sits in author Kathy Kacer’s home in Toronto.

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    9781896764153
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Book cover of SHANGHAI ESCAPE
SHANGHAI ESCAPE
By: kathy kacer | Published: October 2013

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    9781927583104
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Book cover of SOUND OF FREEDOM
SOUND OF FREEDOM
By: kathy kacer | Published: February 2018

Anna and her family have only one hope left to escape certain doom. It’s 1936 and life is becoming dangerous for the Jews of Krakow. As incident...

Anna and her family have only one hope left to escape certain doom. It’s 1936 and life is becoming dangerous for the Jews of Krakow. As incidents of violence and persecution increase day by day, Anna begs her father to leave Poland, but he insists it’s impossible. How could he give up his position as an acclaimed clarinetist in the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra? When Anna and her father barely escape from a group of violent thugs, it becomes clear that the family must leave. But how? There seems to be only one possibility. Bronislaw Huberman, a world-renowned violinist, is auditioning Jewish musicians for a new orchestra in Palestine. If accepted, they and their families will receive exit visas. Anna and her grandmother boldly write to Huberman asking him to give Anna’s father an audition, but will that be enough to save them? This poignant story is based on real events in pre-war Poland and Palestine.  After saving seven hundred Jews and their families, Huberman went on to establish what later became the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.   Against an ominous background of the impending Holocaust in Europe and the first Arab-Israeli war, The Sound of Freedom still manages to remind the reader of the goodness in the world.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781554519699
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Book cover of STONES ON A GRAVE
STONES ON A GRAVE
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2015

Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues...

Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage-a medical certificate and a Star of David-lead her to Germany. Despite her fears-she doesn't speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she's never been on an airplane-Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother's brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself. Part of the SECRETS-a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781459806597
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Book cover of TO HOPE & BACK - JOURNEY OF THE ST LOUIS
TO HOPE & BACK - JOURNEY OF THE ST LOUIS
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2011

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781897187968
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Book cover of TO LOOK A NAZI IN THE EYE
TO LOOK A NAZI IN THE EYE
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2017

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s experience attending the war criminal trial of Oskar Groening. Groening worked at the Aus...

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s experience attending the war criminal trial of Oskar Groening. Groening worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp and became known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz”. In 2015 he stood trial in Germany for being complicit in the deaths of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana knew a great deal about the Holocaust and had travelled to Europe to visit Auschwitz. But she was not prepared for what she would see and hear at Oscar Groening’s trial, including how such an ordinary seeming man – who at first glance reminded her of grandfather – could be part of such despicable cruelty. Listening to Groening’s testimony and to the Holocaust survivors who came to testify against him, Jordana felt the weight of being witness to history – a history that we need to remember now more than ever.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781772600407
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UNDERGROUND REPORTERS
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2004

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    9781896764856
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Book cover of WE ARE THEIR VOICE
WE ARE THEIR VOICE
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2012

Do young people today find meaning in the Holocaust? That’s the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy, and Austra...

Do young people today find meaning in the Holocaust? That’s the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy, and Australia asking young people to share their ideas about this time in history. Some students wrote short stories. Some discussed the impact of books they had read and wrote about the messages that they understood from these books. Several interviewed survivors and recorded their impressions. Many talked about how they have tried to make sense of this history in the world in which they now live. Others created works of art. Children wrote from their hearts with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and great insight. Their teachers saw this opportunity as a gift, and it proves to all that young people can make a meaningful connection to the Holocaust. Their contributions give hope for a more peaceful and tolerant future.

Theme: Holocaust

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    9781926920771
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Book cover of WHISPERS FROM THE CAMPS 02
WHISPERS FROM THE CAMPS 02
By: kathy kacer | Published: September 2009

The stories in Whispers from the Camps are harrowing accounts from children who survived being captured and imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps. St...

The stories in Whispers from the Camps are harrowing accounts from children who survived being captured and imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps. Stripped of their clothes, their possessions, and, in many cases, their families, they nevertheless held on to the hope of freedom. Despite the insurmountable odds against survival, these children lived to tell their tales in the second installment of the Whispers series.

Theme: War/Children and War, Holocaust, Survival

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    9780143312529
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Book cover of WHISPERS FROM THE GHETTOS 01
WHISPERS FROM THE GHETTOS 01
By: kathy kacer | Published: February 2009

The stories in this book come from behind the walls and barbed wire of Europe's ghettos during the Nazi regime. We hear the voices of young boys and g...

The stories in this book come from behind the walls and barbed wire of Europe's ghettos during the Nazi regime. We hear the voices of young boys and girls as they live with the fear that they might be deported to the death camps at any moment. Theirs are stories of courage and determination, of struggle and resistance. They speak for those who, like them, managed to survive the war. And they speak for those who did not.

Theme: War/Children and War, Holocaust, Survival

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    9780143312512
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