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Michelle R. McCann, author of several books about heroes and heroines, was especially inspired by Luba's incredible story of how one woman's quiet courage could move others to take risks in desperate times. Michelle lives with her husband and son in Portland, Oregon, where she writes, edits, and teaches about children's books at Portland State University. This is her seventh book for children. Fine artist Ann Marshall makes her picturebook debut with these luminous oil and collage illustrations. She lives in the New York area.


Oregon Spirit AwardA Booksense Children's 76 Pick2006 Reading Rainbow Selection2004 National Jewish Book Award--Jewish Book CouncilNotable Book of Jewish Content--Association of Jewish Libraries2003 Honor Book, Jane Addams Peace AssociationNotable Books for a Global Society--International Reading AssociationOnce Upon a World Award--Simon Wiesenthal CenterEloise Jarvis MCGraw Award for Children's LiteratureAmelia Bloomer Project SelectionWinner, Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award Committee"Just when it seems a nonfiction Holocaust book can't tell us anything new, along comes a story like this one, an inspiring, upbeat, true rescue account that is essential to the history." --"Booklist".".. a story that, like Oscar Schindler's, deserves to be remembered and retold." --"Jewish Woman"

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