Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

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Lee & Low Books, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Here is the authorized true story of Chiune Sugihara, the "Japanese Schindler", who saved thousands of Jews during World War II. "Passage to Freedom" tells Sugihara's heroic story, highlighting his courageous humanity and the importance of a child's opinion in his father's decision. "American Bookseller" Pick of the Lists. Full-color illus.

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A Schindler-like persona, a Japanese man rescues Jewish people in defiance of others around him. In order to help them, he secretly signed visas to get them free.

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About the author (1997)

Ken Mochizuki was born in Seattle, Washington in 1954. He grew up in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of south Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 with a BA in Communications. Mochizuki was a journalist and actor for many years before writing his picture books and novel, Beacon Hill Boys.

DOM LEE was born in Seoul, South Korea and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With his unique style of art combining techniques of painting and scratching details in encaustic wax, Lee has illustrated many award-winning picture books. He lives with his wife and children in Demarest, New Jersey.

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