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Yossel : April 19, 1943 : a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising

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Yossel : April 19, 1943 : a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising
Call No: YA FIC KUBy

Call NumberYA FIC KUBy
Dates2003; ©2003
Statement of Responsibilityby Joe Kubert.
Creators & ContributorsKubert, Joe (author)
Summary"In this harrowing yet inspiring 'alternate reality' story, legendary artist Joe Kubert explores what would have happened if he and his family never emigrated from Poland to the US in 1926. Yossel is a fifteen-year-old boy who could have grown up to be a great artist. But in Nazi-occupied Poland, he and his family are deprived of their rights, homes and possessions, and forced to live in the devastating conditions of the Warsaw Ghetto. Yossel, April 19, 1943 is his story, told through Kubert's raw and evocative pencilled art. Yossel's sketches of super heroes ingratiates him to the Nazi guards, but it is through his journal drawn on scraps of paper that he depicts the full horror of his existence. With great emotional power, Yossel, April 19, 1943 draws a dark and brutal reality of ghetto life, of the stories he hears of the concentration camp atrocities, and ultimately portrays the final act of defiance and courage that drives the fatal uprising of the Warsaw ghetto." Publisher
Physical Description 120 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : ibooks
DistributorNew York : Simon & Schuster
AudienceSchool Library Journal recommendation: Age 16 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes