Run and Hide

Written and illustrated by Don Brown

Hardcover edition

Publisher HarperCollins Imprint HarperAlley ISBN


Run and Hide

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Discrimination: Religious,Illustrations/Images: Blood/Gore,Illustrations/Images: Disturbing Imagery,Violence: Genocide,Violence: Gun Violence,Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Run and Hide will be a nonfiction book in the graphic novel style of In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers and The Unwanted. Run and Hide will follow the stories of Jewish children, separated from their parents, who escaped the horrors of the Holocaust.

In the tightening grip of Hitler’s power, towns, cities, and ghettos were emptied of Jews. Unless they could escape, Jewish children would not be spared their deadly fate in the Holocaust, a tragedy of unfathomable depth. Only 11 percent of the Jewish children living in Europe before 1939 survived the Second World War.

Run and Hide tells the stories of these children, forced to leave their homes and families, as they escaped certain horror. Some children flee to England by train. Others are hidden from Nazis, sometimes in plain sight. Some are secreted away in attics and farmhouses. Still others make miraculous escapes, cresting over the snow-covered Pyrenees mountains to safety.

Acclaimed nonfiction storyteller Don Brown brings his expertise for journalistic reporting to the deeply felt personal narratives of Jewish children who survived against overwhelming odds.

"Uninterupted." Source notes. Bibliography. Hand-drawn line art and color scanned to create the digital
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School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-Devastating. With illustrations that are at times tender and other times gruesome, Brown has found a way to convey the destruction of the Holocaust to younger readers. Survival is a key theme along with courage and kindness. However, the reality of the violent atrocities committed by Nazi soldiers is not ignored. For students with an interest in World War II, this graphic novel will provide history lessons in a way that few others can. The vocabulary in the first few pages is a bit daunting for elementary and even middle school students but offers an opportunity to stretch reading comprehension skills. The painful family separations and ordeals faced by frightened children are portrayed with sensitive, realistic imagery. The history of World War II is presented accurately. VERDICT Add this graphic novel to your list of resources for teaching and learning about the Holocaust.-Darby Wallaceα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Nonfiction High Plus (Grades 9 & Up)

Nonfiction High Plus

Nonfiction High Plus (Grades 9 & Up)

For Grades 9 & Up

In today's classroom, Common Core is king and this level helps support the need for quality nonfiction for teen readers. These stimulating informational texts invite teen readers to question assumptions and engage in high-order thinking while providing examples of excellence in research and presentation. The 14 books in this category will attract browsers as well as report-writers. May include some books written for adults.

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Diversity, Mature Readers, Nonfiction, Biographies, History

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