Discover the powerful and sensitively told true story of the Czech Kindertransport, which rescued 669 children from Nazi persecution on the eve of World War II.
"When we were seven or eight or nine or ten, our home was the old city of Prague."So begins this powerful story of the children who were rescued from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, as Hitler's campaign of hatred toward Jews and political dissidents took hold. Told from the collective perspective of the children, the narrative starts in 1938 and follows them as they journey to foster families in England for the duration of the war, return to Prague afterward in an unsuccessful search for their parents, and eventually connect with Nicholas Winton, a British former stockbroker who was instrumental in bringing them to safety.
Award-winning author Caren Stelson teams up with acclaimed illustrator Selina Alko to sensitively tell this tale of survival and defiance in the face of tyranny. Learn the inspiring history of the Czech Kindertransport, which rescued 669 children from Nazi persecution.
“A not-to-be-missed, inspirational book about courage,
heart, and the necessity of caring for others.” – Kirkus, STARRED