Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

By DAUVILLIER, Loic

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9781596438736
Publisher
First Second


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2014  |  Graphic Novel

Gr 3–6—Elsa and her grandmother Dounia can't fall asleep one night, and the little girl begs the older woman to share the reason for her sadness. Dounia recounts her experience as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. Heartbreaking incidents, such as being ostracized by a teacher and former friends or having to don a yellow a star, are told from a child's perspective, filled with confusion and innocence. Eventually, the little girl is hidden under a panel in her family's wardrobe as police vandalize her home and arrest her parents. Neighbors,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2014

In this graphic novel for younger readers, Elsa wakes up in the night and discovers her grandmother sitting in the dark, feeling sad. When Elsa asks why, she hears for the first time the story of her grandmother's childhood in Nazi-occupied France. Young Dounia's parents try to explain away the yellow star she must wear by calling it a sheriff's star, but she quickly realizes its true meaning when she begins to be treated very differently at...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Color by Greg Salsedo. In this graphic novel for younger readers, Elsa hears the story of her grandmother Dounia's childhood in Nazi-occup...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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