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Kathy Kacer

Biography

Kathy Kacer

Kathy Kacer has won many awards for her books about the holocaust for young readers, including HIDING EDITH, THE SECRET OF GABI'S DRESSER, CLARA'S WAR and THE UNDERGROUND REPORTERS. A former psychologist, Kathy tours North America speaking to young people about the importance of remembering the Holocaust. For more information, visit www.kathykacer.com.

Kathy Kacer

Books by Kathy Kacer

by Kathy Kacer - Children's, Literature

1947: Now that Margit and her family have settled into their new life in Toronto's Kensington Market, they have --- at Margit's urging --- agreed to take in a Polish orphan. Lilly speaks no English and jealously guards her only possession: a photo of her mother and father. Unable to communicate with Lilly, or to comfort her when she wakes in the night with bad dreams, Margit and her family are feeling the strain. Even Margit's cherished friendship with Alice is at the breaking point. Will Margit ever be able to break through to this troubled young girl? Will Alice ever speak to her again?

by Kathy Kacer

It is 1947, and Canada has opened its borders to one thousand Jewish war orphans. When Margit's own Toronto Jewish community is asked to open its homes and hearts to these children, she is determined to welcome a child to her family. But between school, housework, and helping care for her brother, Margit barely has a moment to herself. How can she convince her parents that they have the space, money and time to open their doors to another child?

by Kathy Kacer

It is 1946, and the war is finally over. Margit's beloved father has returned to his family after being held in a concentration camp, and Margit is thrilled. Her family is trying hard to do well in their new home, but Toronto is very different from Czechoslovakia. Her highly educated father cannot find work in this new country, and Margit starts to fail at school, which she hides from her parents. How can she disappoint the family she loves after they have been through so much to make a good life for her in Canada?

by Kathy Kacer

It is 1944, and Margit and her mother, who have fled from war-torn Czechoslovakia, are refugees in Canada. They are Jews, and although life is difficult in this unfamiliar land, they know it would have been much, much worse had they stayed behind. Margit manages to make some new friends but she cannot help wondering what will happen to her when the war ends. And what has become of her father, who was taken away by the Nazis?