Author(s): Karen Levine
In 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan, marked Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, and "Waisenkind"--the German word for orphan. In a suspenseful journey, Fumiko, the center's curator, searches for clues to young Hana and her family. Photos.
Winner of Canadian Library Association 2003 (Canada) and Best Book of the Year 2003 (United States) and American Jewish Libraries 2002 (Canada) and Best Book of the Year 2003 (United States) and Governor General's Literary Awards 2004 (United States) and Jewish Book Award 2004 (United States) and Best Children's Book of the Year 2002 (United States).
Karen Levine has had a more than 30-year career as a producer with CBC Radio. She has won many awards for her work in radio, including two prestigious Peabody Awards. Hana's Suitcasehas taken her into classrooms and communities throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and Japan.