Anita Lobel's disturbing memoir is neither sentimental nor exploitative. The truth of this child's viewpoint is the strength of this Holocaust survivor story. It is a testimony that stems from a powerful desire to bear witness. What she says about what was done to Jews by their enemies cannot be said by anyone but a survivor. Anita Lobel's personal experience has become a part of Holocaust literature. Her story is told with physical immediacy and is a revelation of a remarkable human being.
National Book Award Finalist in young people's literature.