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The Brushmaker's Daughter
By (author): Kathy Kacer
9781772601381 Paperback, Trade, Adhesive bound English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Holocaust Berlin Sep 22, 2020
$10.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.5 x 0.3 in | 130 gr 120 pages Second Story Press
 
Tinlids: Maria Recommends - Fall 2020 Children's 2020, Commended Diamond Willow - Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards 2021, Short-listed
Lillian and her father avoid capture by the Nazis with the help of a real-life hero.

It is 1939 in Berlin, Germany, and twelve-year-old Lillian and her Papa are on the run from Nazi soldiers. Because they are Jewish, they are in danger of being arrested and put in prison. Lillian's father is blind and it seems no one is willing to help them, until they meet Otto Weidt. Mr. Weidt runs a factory that makes brushes for the Nazi army, and his secret is that he employs blind Jewish workers. Lillian soon learns that Otto Weidt is determined to keep her, Papa, and all the Jewish workers safe. But will he be able to? Inspired by a true story.

Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.



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- 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

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