Rescuing the Children, The Story of the Kindertransport

Published by Tundra Books

This book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued from Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-controlled countries to safety in Britain.

The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.

• National Jewish Book Awards, Finalist, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Jewish Book Council
• Information Book Award, Honour Book, Children’s Literature Roundtable of Canada
• Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Nonfiction, Finalist
• Lasting Connections of 2012 List, Book Links, American Library Association
• Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award, shortlist
• The Year’s Best Books, Resource Links, 2012

“Even with all the books out there about the Kindertransport, readers will grab this exemplary title for historical research and for personal reading.” Starred Review, Booklist, American Library Association

“Explaining the Holocaust is never easy, but Hodge does an outstanding job of describing the horrors of what was happening and then putting them in a historical context that is comprehensible to even young students with only a passing knowledge of the period.” School Library Journal

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