"Goodbye children! Go, and don't look back…"
Two little girls, Marguerite and her older sister, Henriette, hear these last words from their mother and know that they must forget everything that is familiar about their former lives in Paris. With new Catholic identities, the sisters are taken from farm to farm and convent to convent where they learn how to remain silent, how to pretend, how to lie in order to survive. Beautifully illustrated by the author, In Hiding offers us rare and poignant insight into a young child’s view of her world at war.
Introduction by Elizabeth Lasserre and Naomi Azrieli
- At a Glance
- Vichy France
- Hidden child
- Wartime documents
- Arrived in Canada in 1967
- Illustrations by author
- Audiobook available
- Educational materials available: Hidden Children
- Hearing History: A Holocaust Survivor Memoir Read Aloud
- Marguerite Élias Quddus Activity
2008 Independent Publisher Gold Medal