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Whispers Series #2: From the Camps

by (author) Kathy Kacer & Sharon McKay

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
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The stories in Whispers from the Camps are harrowing accounts from children who survived being captured and imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps. Stripped of their clothes, their possessions, and, in many cases, their families, they nevertheless held on to the hope of freedom. Despite the insurmountable odds against survival, these children lived to tell their tales in the second installment of the Whispers series.


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.

Kathy Kacer's profile page

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.


Sharon McKay's profile page

Librarian Reviews

Whispers from the Camps (Whispers)

Meet 13 children who found the strength to cling to the hope of survival in the face of the loss of their belongings and, in many cases, their families. Read their harrowing accounts of how they survived capture and imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps. An introduction, map and glossary supplement the powerful and moving text. Book two 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