I Will Come Back for You by Marisabina Russo
A Family in Hiding During World War II

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What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into hiding in the mountains. Based on the experiences of the author's own family, this deeply moving book set during the Holocaust deals with a difficult subject in a way that is accessible and appropriate for young readers. I Will Come Back for You is an incredible story of bravery and kindness in the face of danger.
 

About Marisabina Russo

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Marisabina Russo is the author of numerous picture books, including A Very Big Bunny (Schwartz & Wade) and Always Remember Me (Athaneum), which was named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book. She has also written two young adult novels. Marisabina lives in New York. Visit her website at www.marisabinarusso.com.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Though crawlers themselves may be a bit young for this, parents, caregivers, and siblings will appreciate the little perpetual motion machine called Hannah.

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Through the device of the charm bracelet, Russo has turned their story into a little fable, a small, snapshot version of the war.

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As she did with Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II (2005), Russo bases this book on her own family history.

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Small children turning the pages of Joyce Sidman's "Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature" (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 40 pages, $16.99) may be surprised to see how often a coiling shape naturally appears.

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It is deeply moving as well as sad, for it tells a true story of how Nonna’s papa was not only detained, but subsequently killed by Nazis, and how her family ultimately had to come to the United States due to the chaos and discrimination in Italy at that time.

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