Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

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Graphic Universe ™, Nov 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
In 1938, Lily Renée Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England.

Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily's journey. She must escape many more times—from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis? Follow the story of a brave girl who becomes an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books.
 

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - www.librarything.com

A good story about a young Jewish gal surviving WW II and the Nazis. A good introduction into this subject for younger readers - true, but not graphic. My 10 year old really loved it! Thanks PJ Library! Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

This gives a brief overview of Lily's life as the Nazi's come to power and then getting to America. I was definitely interested in the story and only wish it had gone more in depth. Read full review

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Contents

Vienna 1938
3
Kindertransport 1939
19
England
25
Leeds
39
The Blitz
43
Enemy Alien
51
America
61
Getting By In New York
65
The Internment Camps
83
Afternoon Tea High Tea Dinner? I Give Up
85
How Can Anything Be Worth Less Than A Penny?
86
Chamberlain Vs Churchill
87
Queen Wilhelmina
88
The Holland America Line
89
The Automat
90
The Fighting Femmes Of Wartime Comic Books And Their Artists
92

More About Lilys Story
79
Glossary German To English
80
The Nazi Concentration Camps Vs The British Internment Camps
81
Lilys Photo Album
94
Back Cover
98
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About the author (2011)

Writer and feminist herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over 30 years. Her most recent books are The Brinkley Girls (Fantagraphics) and Forbidden City: the Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs (Hampton Press). Her newest graphic novel is the three-part YA series Chicagoland Detective Agency for Graphic Universe(tm).

Anne was born in Portland, Oregon, and received her BFA from Oregon State University. In addition to her collaboration with Trina Robbins on the Lulu Award-winning GoGirl!, Anne's work includes the Eisner-nominated Dignifying Science and Pigling: A Cinderella Story for Lerner's Graphic Myths and Legends series. She has illustrated and painted covers for children's books and provided interior and cover art for regional and national magazines, including Wired, Portland Review , and Comic Book Artist . Anne's art also appears in the anthology 9-11: Artists Respond and is now in the Library of Congress.

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