The Diary of Laura's Twin

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Second Story Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 202 pages
4 Reviews
Laura is about to celebrate her Jewish coming of age ceremony, called a Bat Mitzvah, when she is "twinned" with Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Laura is to learn about Sara's life and then share her Bat Mitzvah with her "twin" by speaking of her at the ceremony. Sara's diary unfolds with the details of her daily life in the Ghetto, a world full of fear, confusion, tragedy and above all, courage. From Sara's brave story, Laura learns how to find the courage to confront a problem in her own life. Includes photographs, biographies of young heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and true accounts of "Twinning Ceremonies."
  

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Review: The Diary of Laura's Twin (Holocaust Rememberance)

User Review  - Jennifer Wardrip - Goodreads

Reviewed by Rebecca Wells for TeensReadToo.com Laura Wyman has only three weeks to go before her Bat Mitzvah when she is assigned a special "twinning" project. She must read the diary of Sara Gittler ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Laura's Twin (Holocaust Rememberance)

User Review  - Westcoast_girl - Goodreads

I have read many young adult books about the holocaust through my youth. This one was sweet, but nothing special. That is, until my younger cousin picked it up whilst visiting. She is a girl who does ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
33
Section 4
36
Section 5
65
Section 6
66
Section 7
72
Section 8
77
Section 13
101
Section 14
111
Section 15
114
Section 16
129
Section 17
132
Section 18
133
Section 19
149
Section 20
164

Section 9
83
Section 10
85
Section 11
89
Section 12
95
Section 21
177
Section 22
188
Section 23
202
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About the author (2008)

Kathy Kacer has won many awards for her books Hiding Edith, The Secret of Gabi's Dresser, Clara's War, The Underground Reporters, and The Night Spies, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. She recently adapted The Secret of Gabi's Dresser for the theatre. A former psychologist, Kathy lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. She travels around North America speaking to young people about the importance of understanding the Holocaust and keeping its memory alive. She also lectures at colleges and universities on the topic of teaching sensitive material to young children. Her books have been translated and sold in a dozen countries and adapted for stage and film.

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