Always Remember Me

How One Family Survived World War II

Illustrated by Marisabina Russo
LIST PRICE $22.99
About The Book

Rachel's Oma (her grandmother) has two picture albums. In one the photographs show only happy times -- from after World War II, when she and her daughters had come to America. But the other album includes much sadder times from before -- when their life in Germany was destroyed by the Nazis' rise to power.
For as long as Rachel can remember, Oma has closed the other album when she's gotten to the sad part. But today Oma will share it all. Today Rachel will hear about what her grandmother, her mother, and her aunts endured. And she'll see how the power of this Jewish family's love for one another gave them the strength to survive.
Marisabina Russo illuminates a difficult subject for young readers with great sensitivity. Based on the author's own family history, Always Remember Me is a heartbreaking -- and inspiring -- book sure to touch anyone who reads it.

About The Author
Photo Credit:

Marisabina Russo is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Line Up Book, which won an International Reading Association Children's Book Award, and Come Back, Hannah!, which was named a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended book. Always Remember Me is based on the survival story of her own grandmother's family during the Holocaust. Ms. Russo lives in Westchester County, New York.

About The Illustrator
Photo Credit:

Marisabina Russo is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Line Up Book, which won an International Reading Association Children's Book Award, and Come Back, Hannah!, which was named a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended book. Always Remember Me is based on the survival story of her own grandmother's family during the Holocaust. Ms. Russo lives in Westchester County, New York.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 2005)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689869204
  • Grades: 1 - 5
  • Ages: 6 - 10

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