The Candlewick Press team and I are thrilled and proud BEYOND COURAGE has been honored by both Publishers Weekly and Booklist! The book is on their prestigious Best Books for 2012 lists – children’s books nonfiction (PW) and on Booklist in the Religion category.
The Publishers Weekly citation on their site:
“In an ambitious and important work, Rappaport shares stories (some never before told) of real-life defiance, offering a heroic alternative to narratives that only portray Jews as helpless victims of Nazi genocide. Instead, she presents stories of dangerous and brave acts of resistance that speak to the human will to survive in the face of hatred and genocide.”
BEYOND COURAGE is one of four books honored as PW Best Books 2012 in this category. The others are:
Chuck Close Face Book – by Chuck Close (Abrams)
WE’VE GOT A JOB The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March – by Cynthia Y. Levinson (Peachtree)
One Times Square: A Center of Change at the Crossroads of the World – by Joe McKendry (Godine)
Many of my other books have been reviewed by PW. To access those reviews click here.
I have many, many people to thank for helping me tell the stories of Jewish resisters during the Holocaust. Here, I want to thank again Jack (Idel) Kagan and Israel Cohen – Jewish resisters and survivors who shared their stories with me for the book.