Tapestry of Hope: Holocaust Writing for Young People

Tapestry of Hope: Holocaust Writing for Young People

by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz, Irene N. Watts

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Winner of the Honor Book award in the 2003 Society of School Librarians International Awards program

Selected as a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

Selected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Nonfiction Titles 2003

Tapestry of Hope is an extraordinary anthology of writing about the Holocaust for young people. Irene N. Watts and Lillian Boraks-Nemetz have gathered well-known published writing and new first-person accounts, to reveal the heartbreak, courage, and hope that define one of history’s darkest hours.

The editors present writing about hiding from the Nazis, life in the ghetto, resistance, the camps, escape, survival, and life after the Holocaust. Selections include poetry, prose, and first-hand accounts such as Andre Stein’s Hidden Children, Jack Kuper’s Child of the Holocaust, Jason Shermon’s A Blessing in Disguise, Kathy Kacer’s Gaby’s Dresser, Eva Wiseman’s My Canary Yellow Star, Leonard Cohen’s All There is to Know about Adolph Eichmann, Jean Little writing about Anne Frank, Karen Levine’s Hannah’s Suitcase, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770490840
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 07/10/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Irene N. Watts is a storyteller, playwright, drama consultant, and director who has worked throughout Canada and Europe. She is the author of Good-bye Marianne; Remember Me, and Finding Sophie, about the Kindertransport. Irene N. Watts lives in Vancouver.

Lillian Boraks-Nemetz is a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto. Her experiences are reflected in her poetry collection, Ghost Children, and in her Slava Trilogy, The Old Brown Suitcase, The Sunflower Diary, and The Lenski File. She lives in Vancouver.

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anniecase on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I needed to remind myself that this book was written for young adults, because as an adult, the lack of real detail bugged me. I felt that each of the stories only brushed the surface of the larger issues. At the same time, this is a good introduction for young adults, possibly even as young as 11 or 12, for precisely that reason. Each of the stories is short and very easy to read, but taken as a whole, the book draws on the variety of experience and the common thread of fear, loss and sadness. I was reading this with an eye for a teen audience and I think most teens would find the book's short stories too quick to be involving and too spare to engage them fully. Interesting and meaningful nonetheless.