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To Hope and Back

The Journey of the St. Louis

by Kathy Kacer

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The true story of the ship St. Louis, which left Germany in May 1939 full of Jewish passengers seeking refuge in Cuba. Denied port in Cuba, the US, and finally Canada, the St. Louis was forced to return Europe, where many passengers later died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of two children, Sol and Lisa, both of whom survived the war and shared their experiences, we see as their journey begins with excitement and hope, only to end in frustration and fear.

About the Author
Kathy Kacer’s books have won many awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
6 to 8
Reading age:
9 to 13

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To Hope and Back: The Journey of the St. Louis (A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers)

Based on the true story of the St. Louis, a luxury ocean liner, this story recounts how a group of Jewish passengers left Germany in 1939, in search of refuge from the Nazi regime. Sol and Lisa, two children who were passengers aboard the ship, tell the story from their points of view. Turned away by Cuba, the US and Canada, the ship was forced to return to Europe where many of its passengers perished in the Holocaust.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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