Hana's Suitcase: A True Story
This true story spans 70 years and three continents bridging cultures, generations, and time. The story begins as Fumiko Ishioka, a curator of a small Holocaust education centre in Tokyo, becomes intrigued by the words on a suitcase: Hana Brady, May 16,1931, Waisenkind (the German word for orphan). What Fumiko finds in Hana's suitcase is a story of terrible sadness and great joy. This book won the 2003 Canadian Library Association Book of the year for Children.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rvalencia - www.librarything.com
I've always loved things dealing with the Holocaust, but this book brought it to a whole other level! I love how the author aligned the stories so the reader was never bored and always eager to see ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jenn88 - www.librarything.com
The book goes back and forth between two stories: one about Hana and her family before and during the Holocaust, and one about a Japanese woman who received a suitcase and searched for more ... Read full review