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Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival

By Peter Henk Steenhuis   and Marcel Prins   Illustrated by Laura Watkinson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545543620 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.79" x 8.55" | Ages 12 & Up

Fourteen unforgettable true stories of children hidden away during World War II

We all read the compelling story of Anne Frank and want to know more: How many others were hidden away during World War II? How and where? Were they separated from their families? Did they ever find each other again? And what was it really like to live in hiding, in constant fear of discovery?

Hidden Like Anne Frank tells the stories of fourteen young people who were hidden throughout the Netherlands during the war. Some were only three or four years old when they went into hiding; some were teenagers. But they all have amazing stories to tell, stories of the brave people who kept them safe; of the pain of separation from their families, their homes, even their own names; of the coincidences that made all the difference.

These riveting first-person accounts add a new layer to our understanding of the Holocaust. They help create a wider portrait of what it meant to be Jewish in Europe during World War II. And they leave us with an unforgettable sense of what it took to survive.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Hidden Like Anne Frank:

"These accessible stories, full of hard truths, are touching, thrilling and agonizing by turns." -The New York Times Book Review

* "These first-person stories of heroism and inhumanity explore the true scope of Holocaust atrocities, while also serving as a testament to resilience." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Each memoir is poignant and heartrending on its own, and the compilation gives the reader a stunning sense of the horror of the Holocaust . . . Terrifying, haunting and powerful." -Kirkus, starred review

* "This moving and powerful title is an important addition to any history collection." -School Library Journal, starred review

"This is a gripping read where survival - not happiness - is the goal." -Booklist

"Many young adult readers will sweep through these entries like chapters in a novel, but history educators will find them to be perfectly sized for classroom reading as well." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Laura Watkinson's nuanced translation makes each storyteller's voice distinct, and the text is enhanced by photographsÂ…These accessible stories, full of hard truths, are touching, thrilling and agonizing by turns." -New York Times Book Review