Illustrator: Claire Fauvel
At the Sèvres Children’s Home outside Paris, Rachel Cohen has discovered her passion—photography. Although she hasn’t heard from her parents in months, she loves the people at her school, adores capturing what she sees in pictures, and tries not to worry too much about Hitler’s war. But as France buckles under the Nazi Regime, danger closes in, and Rachel must change her name and go into hiding.
As Catherine Colin, Rachel Cohen is faced with leaving the Sèvres Home—and the friends she made there—behind. But with her beautiful camera, Catherine possesses an object with the power to remember. For the rest of the war, Catherine bears witness to her own journey, and to the countless heroes whose courage and generosity saved the lives of many, including her own.
Map of Catherine’s journey. Photographs from the Sèvres Children’s Home. Author’s note. “Questions from Readers.” Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Apr 2020
Awards & Honors
2021 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Honor Book
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal*, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
School Library Journal
9" x 6"
Level 3.7; Points: 1;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Language: Infrequent Use, Language: Infrequent Use
World War II (1939–1945), Refugees, Jewish Holocaust (1939–1945), Friendship, Love, Photography,