Hidden – A Child’s Story of the Holocaust

Hidden: A 17934457Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Publisher: First Second Books
Recommended Age: 6+
Pacing: Normal
Genres &  Themes: Graphic Novel, Children’s, WWII, Holocaust, Family


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In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps. Continue reading

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Pashmina – Nidhi Chanani

25712017Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: First Second Books
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Normal
Genres &  Themes: Graphic Novel, Young Adult, India, Magic, Family, Religion


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Pashmina tells the story of an Indian-American girl who struggles to fit in at high school, then discovers more about her family’s history with the help of her mother’s magical pashmina. Continue reading