Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner "Black Radishes" is asuspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.
Gustave doesn't want to move from the exciting city to the boring countryside, far from his cousin Jean-Paul and his best friend, the mischievous Marcel. But he has no choice. It is March of 1940, and Paris is not a safe place for Jews.
When Paris is captured by the Nazis, Gustave knows that Marcel, Jean-Paul, and their families must make it out of the occupied zone. And when he learns that his new friend Nicole works for the French Resistance, he comes up with a plan that just might work. But going into Occupied France is a risky thing to do when you are Jewish. And coming back alive? "That" is nearly impossible.
About the Author
Susan Lynn Meyer is an English Professor at Wellesley College and a children's book author. Her WWII/Holocaust story Black Radishes won the Sydney Taylor Honor Award in 2011 and was named a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Massachusetts.