Run and Hide: How Jewish Youth Escaped the Holocaust

Clarion. Oct. 2023. 192p. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9780358538165.
Gr 8 Up–Devastating. With illustrations that are at times tender and other times gruesome, Brown has found a way to convey the destruction of the Holocaust to younger readers. Survival is a key theme along with courage and kindness. However, the reality of the violent atrocities committed by Nazi soldiers is not ignored. For students with an interest in World War II, this graphic novel will provide history lessons in a way that few others can. The vocabulary in the first few pages is a bit daunting for elementary and even middle school students but offers an opportunity to stretch reading comprehension skills. The painful family separations and ordeals faced by frightened children are portrayed with sensitive, realistic imagery. The history of World War II is presented accurately.
VERDICT Add this graphic novel to your list of resources for teaching and learning about the Holocaust.

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