IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.
“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”—School Library Journal, Starred
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About the Author
Opdyke was a young woman during WWII. She was forced to work for the German Army, and in this capacity she helped the Jews. For her actions the Israeli Holocaust Commission named her one of the Righteous Among the Nations. She was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor.
Jennifer Armstrong is the author of numerous award-winning picture books and novels. Her works include "Hugh Can Do" and "Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat" (both ALA Notable books); "The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan" (a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book); and "Black-Eyed Susan" (a New York Public Library Best Book). Her first novel, "Steal Away", was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable book, and a Golden Kite Honor book. Other titles include "Pockets", "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World", "Magnus at the Fire", "Photo by Brady", and "Once Upon a Banana". She lives in New York State.