Thursday, April 3, 2014

a spirit of resistance

Yesterday I read Hidden by Loïc Dauvillier,  with art by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo.

It's a difficult subject covered in a way that only a graphic novel can do… amazing.

Get this book for the children you know.

A grandmother tells her granddaughter the story of how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis.

It's a child's story of the Holocaust.

It includes best friends…

And unfairness…

And confusion…

But it also shows the good in people. It shows how brave people rejected racism and hatred, and formed networks of resistance that saved eighty-four percent of the Jewish children living in France. 

Be sure to read the 'Afterword'. It ends with:

We hope that Dounia's story will inspire young people to fight against injustice and abuse of power and keep alive a spirit of resistance, so that our world will never again see a holocaust like the one that lead to the murder of 11,400 French children during the Second World War.

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