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Hana's suitcase classroom book set

Library Item

Call NumberClassroom Book Sets
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Creators & ContributorsLevine, Karen (author)
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (creator)
Brady, Hana (subject)
Brady, George (subject)
Ishioka, Fumiko (subject)

Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine is an award-winning book and accessible Holocaust text for young people. In March 2000, a child's suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. Painted on the side are a name, Hana Brady, a birthdate and the word "Waisenkind" (orphan). Spurred on by the children at the Centre, the curator embarks on a relentless search from Tokyo to Prague to Toronto to uncover the story of Hana and her fate at the hands of the Nazis. This classroom book set includes 30 copies of Hana's Suitcase, a documentary about Hana's Suitcase that aired on CBC's The National, and the documentary Inside Hana's Suitcase.

Physical Description 1 kit (30 books, 2 videodiscs)
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
AudienceGrade 5 and up
Funding NoteThe Hana's suitcase classroom book set has been generously sponsored by Susan Quastel, in honour of her parents Aaron Israel Ricardo and Rebecca Nunes Nabarro Ricardo, and by Vancouver Kidsbooks and Second Story Press.
Location in CollectionEducational Materials