Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

by Ken Mochizuki

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"Listening to the story is even more dramatic than reading it. It should be purchased by every public and school library." - School Library Journal

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ISBN-13: 9781430130338
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Live Oak Media eReadalong
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,085,502
File size: 22 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

DOM LEE made his picture-book debut with Baseball Saved Us. He grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and went on to illustrate books in both the United States and Korea. His titles for Lee & Low include Ken Mochizuki's Passage to Freedom and Heroes, as well as the award-winning Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds. Lee's unique illustration style involves applying encaustic beeswax on paper, then scratching out images, and finally coloring the images with oil paint. Lee and his wife live in Hollis, New York.

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Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the true story - told through the eyes of his young son - of Chiune Sugihara, who saved the lives of several thousand Jews in Lithuania during the Holocaust by issuing visas for them, even though his government had told him not to, literally writing until the day he had to leave Lithuania, and throwing pieces of paper with the consulate stamp and his signature out the train as he left.Had he saved even one person, of course, he would've done a good deed, but thousands...? This is a truly inspiring story, and it's a good way of talking about the Second World War without having to explicitly talk about the atrocities committed, something many parents understandably don't want to do. The fear of the refugees is obvious enough, the details aren't necessary.
cedyr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Why did one Japanese in Lithuania tried to save Jew? What's in common between Japanese and Jew? or Lithuania and Japan. Honestly I don't know, or maybe none. But does it matter? Two proverbs on the back of this book says all.If you save the life of one person, it is as if you saved the world entire - Jewish proverb.Even a hunter cannot kill a bird that comes to him for refuge - Japanese proverb.
JanaRose1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat to Lithuania and his home are surrounded by Jewish refugees begging for a visa to travel to safety. Sugihara asks his government three times if he may write the visas, yet he is denied each time. Without regard for the consequences, he defies his government and writes visas for hundreds and hundreds of refugees. Through his courage and determination numerous families are saved from the Nazi¿s. Throughout the book the themes of sensitivity to others, respect for family, and honor towards parents is emphasized. Overall this is a wonderful book and belongs on shelves in every school and library.
librarianlou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this "Schindler's List" true story, a young boy remembers his father's heroic actions to save a group of people from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.
Zachor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Japanese diplomat goes against his government, as great personal and professional loss, to follow his conscience and issue visas to the Jews of Lithuania during World War II.