Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
The stories in this book come from behind the walls and barbed wire of Europe's ghettos during the Nazi regime. We hear the voices of young boys and girls as they live with the fear that they might be deported to the death camps at any moment. Theirs are stories of courage and determination, of struggle and resistance. They speak for those who, like them, managed to survive the war. And they speak for those who did not.
About the authors
Kathy Kacer est une auteure primée qui a écrit de nombreux livres sur l'holocauste pour les jeunes lecteurs, dont The Magician of Auschwitz, L'histoire d'Edith, Le journal de Sara et Les espions de la nuit. Elle s'estime honorée de contribuer à faire connaître l'histoire familiale de Jenny Kay Dupuis. Kathy vit avec sa famille à Toronto.
Kathy Kacer has won many awards for her writing, including the American Jewish Library Association Award. In 1999, she wrote the first book in Second Story's Holocaust Remembrance Series, The Secret of Gabi's Dresser. Since then, she's penned four other books in the series. Kacer now writes about the Holocaust for young readers and travels the country speaking about it. Kacer lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her family.
Sharon McKay is an award-winning author of many books for parents and children, including Penelope from the Our Canadian Girl series. Her first young adult novel, Charlie Wilcox, won the Geoffrey Bilson Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Charlie Wilcox's Great War, the sequel, was nominated for a 2003 Red Maple Award. Esther, her most recent novel for young adults, was shortlisted for a 2004 Governor General's Award.
Whispers from the Ghettos (Whispers)Meet 12 Jewish children who were confined in ghettos during World War II. Through it all they lived with the constant fear that they could be transported to the death camps at any time. But their spirits remained strong and they lived to tell their stories. An introduction, map and glossary accompany the gripping and engaging text. Book one in the series.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.
Other titles by Kathy Kacer
Other titles by Sharon McKay
Reinvesting in Families
Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for a Brighter Future
The Graphic Novel
Awakening the Spirit
Moving Forward in Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairies
Thunder Over Kandahar
Our Canadian Girl Penelope
Whispers In Hiding
Passion for Action in Child and Family Services
Voices from the Prairies