The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival (Hardcover)

The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival By Estelle Nadel, Sammy Savos, Bethany Strout Cover Image

The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival (Hardcover)


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A heartrending graphic memoir about a young Jewish girl's fight for survival in Nazi occupied Poland, The Girl Who Sang illustrates the power of a brother's love, the kindness of strangers, and finding hope when facing the unimaginable.

Born to a Jewish family in a small Polish village, Estelle Nadel—then known as Enia Feld—was just seven years old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. Once a vibrant child with a song for every occasion, Estelle would eventually lose her voice as, over the next five years, she would survive the deaths of their mother, father, their eldest brother and sister, and countless others.

A child at the mercy of her neighbors during a terrifying time in history, The Girl Who Sang is an enthralling first-hand account of Estelle's fight for survival during World War II. She would weather loss, betrayal, near-execution, and spend two years away from the warmth of the sun—all before the age of eleven. And once the war was over, Estelle would walk barefoot across European borders and find remnants of home in an Austrian displaced persons camp before finally crossing the Atlantic to arrive in New York City—a young woman carrying the unseen scars of war.

Beautifully rendered in bright hues with expressive, emotional characters, debut illustrator Sammy Savos masterfully brings Estelle story of survival during the Holocaust to a whole new generation of readers. The Girl Who Sang is perfect for fans of March, Maus, and Anne Frank's Diary.

Estelle Nadel is a Holocaust survivor, business owner, and devoted singer. Over the past thirty years, she has told her story hundreds of times, to groups at schools, the University of Wyoming, and even the CO Trial Lawyers Association. She has been the subject of feature articles in the Denver Post and regional publications across the West, and her testimony is recorded by the Shoah Foundation Institute and housed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has three sons and five grandchildren, and lives near Denver, Colorado, with her husband.

Sammy Savos is an illustrator and storyboard artist who has worked on shows at Cartoon Network, Titmouse Inc., and ShadowMachine. She is most interested in storytelling, whether it be through comics or storyboarding. The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival is her debut.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250247766
ISBN-10: 1250247764
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English