Main Character: Anita Lobel
Back of book: "Anita Lobel was barely five years old when World War II began and the Nazis burst into her home in Krakow, Poland. Her life changed forever. She spent her childhood in hiding with her brother and their nanny, moving from countryside to ghetto to convent-- where the Nazis finally caught up with them. Since coming to the United States as a teenager, Anita Lobel has spent her life making pictures as a textile designer, painter, and illustrator of books for children. She is making pictures still."
My thoughts: This book is amazing. It is a memoir, so the events are real, but it is written like a novel, making it very interesting to read. I read almost all of the book in a day, and I slept in until noon. It was a quick and fascinating read! I find the Nazi era to be very interesting, and this book did a great job of conveying the terror of the time. It is also told from the point of view of a child, which is my favorite way to view history. It also tells a lot about what happened after she got out of the concentration camp, which is something that is often left out of books like this.
Verdict: Great addition to your personal library! Buy it by clicking the amazon link to the right!
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