Bisson, Michelle

Hedy's Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust

(4) K-3 Encounter series. Illustrated by el primo Ramón. Sixteen-year-old Hedy and her family must overcome numerous obstacles on the perilous journey from Hungary through Nazi-ruled territory to Lisbon and on to America. Gray- and sepia-toned illustrations reflect both the time period's dark history and the family's struggle to survive together. While a bit wordy, this story illuminating the author's family history nevertheless offers a worthy contribution to the Holocaust canon. Reading list, timeline. Glos.


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