Tag Archives: Second Story Press

Author’s Notebook | The Brave Princess and Me, written by Kathy Kacer

The Brave Princess and Me, written by Kathy Kacer and illustrated by Juliana Kolesova,  Second Story Press, September 2019, 32 pp., $18.95. The Whole Megillah (TWM): The Brave Princess and Me might just be the first Holocaust book for kids … Continue reading

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Why We Write and Publish Holocaust Books for Young Readers

To commemorate Yom HaShoah, The Whole Megillah sponsored a survey of writers and publishers/editors of Holocaust books for young readers. The writers include Jane Yolen, Janet Wees, Susan Lynn Meyer, Andria Rosenbaum, Nancy Churnin, Susan L. Ross, and Kathy Kacer. … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | When We Were Shadows by Janet Wees

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write this book? Janet Wees (JW): When I visited the memorial site of The Hidden Village in the mid-2000s, it affected me more than other sites I’d seen; it gave me a … Continue reading

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Three-in-One | The Promise

The Promise is a 32-page picture book, written by cousins Margie Wolfe and Pnina Bat Zvi, illustrated by Isabella Cardinal, forthcoming in April 2018 by Second Story Press. In this true story, sisters Rachel and Toby keep a promise to … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Kathy Kacer and Jordana Lebowitz, To Look a Nazi in the Eye

To Look a Nazi in the Eye: A Teen’s Account of a War Criminal Trial, by Kathy Kacer with Jordana Lebowitz, Second Story Press, 2017, 231 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What drew you to this topic? Kathy Kacer (KK): … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Righteous Smuggler

The Righteous Smuggler Written by Debbie Spring (Second Story Press, 2005, A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers) Beginning in 1940 when the Germans occupy Holland, Hendrik Vandinther faces the restrictions, isolation, and ultimate removal of his Jewish friends from … Continue reading

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