Hana's Suitcase: The Quest to Solve a Holocaust Mystery

Hana's Suitcase: The Quest to Solve a Holocaust Mystery by Karen Levine 1101933496 9781101933497
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This award-winning true Holocaust story, newly updated, connects generations through one womans quest to find the truth behind a mysterious suitcase.

In March 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a small Holocaust education center in Tokyo, received an empty suitcase from the museum at Auschwitz. On the outside, in white paint, were the words "Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Orphan."

Fumiko and the children at the center were determined to find out who Hana was and what happened to her all those years ago, leading them to a startling and emotional discovery.

The dual narrative intertwines Fumikos international journey to find the truth about Hana Bradys fate with Hanas own compelling story of her life in a quiet Czech town, which is shattered by the arrival of the Nazis, tearing apart the family she loves. This suspense-filled work of investigative nonfiction draws in young readers and makes them active participants in the search for Hanas identity.


Praise for Hanas Suitcase
- "Hana wanted to become a teacher, and surely through this little book her dream is being realized." --Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from his new foreword to Hanas Suitcase
- "The account . . . is part history, part suspenseful mystery . . . with an incredible climactic revelation." --Booklist

Author: Karen Levine

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 144

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2016-01-05


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