- A story of survival during the Holocaust, and of helping some of the most vulnerable = a group of blind Jews.
- Inspired by the real-life hero Otto Weidt – a German who risked his life to protect Jews from the Nazis.
- Through Lillian’s eyes we see what it was like for a Jewish child to slowly lose their freedoms under the Nazi regime and come to understand their very life is in danger.
- Idea of being an “upstander” – someone who does not stand by and do nothing when they see injustice. This is an important concept being emphasized for young people.
- 2020 is a big year for Holocaust education, as it marks 75 years since the liberation of the camps.
- Kathy Kacer is a multiple-award winning author dedicated to writing about the Holocaust. She has written over twenty-five books, and this is her tenth book in the Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers
- Historical note “What Really Happened” at the end of the book.
- Local and national media initiatives, particularly targeting Jewish publications
- Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
- Extensive ARC distribution, advance e-galleys
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The unimaginable is made alive, heart-wrenching, and reachable for modern young readers.
- (Starred Review)
The Brushmaker’s Daughter can be used in a teaching unit about the Holocaust, and it would be an suitable accompaniment to her excellent nonfiction books, among them The Underground Reporters and Hiding Edith.
- Harriet Zaldman, Volume XXVII / Issue 11