Hana's Suitcase: A True Story

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Allen & Unwin, 2003 - Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - 112 pages
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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User 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

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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

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Karen Levine has won many awards for her work in radio, including two presigious Peabody Awards (Canada) - one for the documentary

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