Hana's suitcase : a true story
Call NumberJ 940.53161 L66h
Statement of Responsibilityby Karen Levine.
Summary"In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan. On the outside, in white paint, were these words: Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, and Waisenkind—the German word for orphan. Children who saw the suitcase on display were full of questions... They wanted Fumiko Ishioka, the center's curator, to find the answers. In a suspenseful journey, Fumiko searches for clues across Europe and North America. The mystery of the suitcase takes her back through seventy years, to a young Hana and her family, whose happy life in a small Czech town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis." —Back cover
Physical Description vii, 111 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
PublisherToronto : Second Story Press
NotesSydney Taylor Book Award—for Older Readers, 2002; Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, 2003; Silver Birch Award, 2003; Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2004; Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2004; Red Cedar Book Award, 2005; Yad Vashem Prize for Children's Holocaust Literature, 2006
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9-13, Grades 4-8