Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant, suspenseful middle-grade novel has been a favorite for over forty years. Perfect for Holocaust Remembrance Month.
Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their father has had to leave and soon they will secretly join him. Anna just doesn’t understand. Why do their parents keep insisting that Germany is no longer safe for Jews like them?
Because of Hitler, Anna must leave everything behind.
“An engrossing autobiographical novel.” School Library Journal, starred review
“This book is an exploration of family solidarity in a time of personal crisis. An engrossing and sensitive narrative.” –-Horn Book
“Anna does not really understand why her family leavs Germany . . . but during the next three years in Switzerland, France, and England she learns from firsthand experience what it is like to be a refugee. . . The narrative is absorbing and believalbe.” —Booklist
An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Choice Book A Horn Book Fanfare Title A Library of Congress Best Children’s Book