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Annick Press Winter-Spring 2020

Louder Than Words
By (author): Kathy Kacer
Kathy Kacer


Annick Press



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Paperback , Trade


Young Adult : Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Apr 14, 2020
$12.95 CAD


8in x 5.5 x 0.5 in | 210 gr

Page Count:

240 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association 2021, Joint winner Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2020, Joint winner

Heroic actions speak volumes in a powerful middle grade novel based on real WWII events, set in Ukraine.

"[a] unique perspective on the Holocaust..."—starred review, School Libary Journal

Life is becoming ever more terrifying for the Jewish community as the Second World War envelops their lives. For twelve-year-old Dina and her sisters, things get 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 another affecting testament to the unsung heroes of World War II who, at great personal risk, saved the lives of strangers.

  • This third book in the Heroes Quartet series about unsung figures of WWII chronicles the life of Ludviga Pukas, a Ukranian domestic worker who sheltered three Jewish children by posing as their mother throughout the Nazi occupation of their town.
  • A simple but powerful story about the ability of one person to make a massive difference in the lives of some young people.
  • Series garnering awards: Book 1 (The Sound of Freedom) picked up a string of awards in 2019, including the 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Awards, Notable Book, Association of Jewish Libraries, 2019 USBBY Outstanding International Books List, Top Shelf Fiction Award, VOYA

Kathy Kacer is the author of more than twenty books for young readers. A winner of the Silver Birch, Red Maple, and Jewish Book Awards in Canada and the U.S., Kathy has written unforgettable stories inspired by real events. Her books have been translated around the world.

“Riveting not only for its content, but also because of its fast pace and well-developed characters.”

- CM Reviews, 01/27/20, CM Reviews, 01/27/20

“A beautifully written, powerful story that needs to be shared.”

- Home School by the Beach, 12/19/20, Home School by the Beach, 12/19/20

“Worthy of five out of five stars!”

- Christian Author Chick, 12/13/19, Christian Author Chick, 12/13/19

“This unique perspective on the Holocaust provides a powerful story that focuses on the importance of understanding and love.”

- School Library Journal, *starred review, 04/20


- A Beauty & Her Books, 04/13/20

“Definitely purchasing . . . this was a compelling read.”

- Ms. Yingling Reads, 04/18/20

“This story needs to be read and remembered.”

- Kiss the Book, 07/14/20

“This is a book that belongs on any library shelf.”

- Association of Jewish Libraries, 09/20

“A pro­file in true, self­less courage, spot­light­ing a role mod­el from whom read­ers can learn and por­tray­ing a fam­i­ly of brave young girls with whom they can iden­ti­fy.”

- Jewish Book Council, 02/22/21

“[A] well written novel for younger readers that features a true heroine.”

- Libris Notes, 05/26/21

“An accessible and absorbing portrait of empathy, character, and moral courage, relevant for modern times.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 01/21/20, Kirkus Reviews, 01/21/20

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