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Ages: 9-13

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Hana's Suitcase Anniversary Album

Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers

by: Karen Levine

On the 10th anniversary of the publication of Hana's Suitcase, the beloved story now in a new book with over 60 pages of added materials.

Also available as a Multi-Touch Enhanced eBook exclusively from the iBookstore for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad Touch. Go to the Hana's Suitcase page on itunes: 

The Story

In the spring of 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a small Holocaust education centre for children in Tokyo, received a shipment from the Auschwitz museum that included an empty suitcase marked “Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Orphan”. Fumiko and the children at the centre decided to find out what became of Hana. The heartbreaking story they uncovered of a brave young girl killed in the Holocaust and survived only by her brother, George, was captured in Karen Levine’s book that the world took into its heart.

The response since Hana’s Suitcase was published in the spring of 2002 has been overwhelming. Hana’s story has spread across the globe. It was on the bestseller list more than a year. It’s been translated into dozens of languages, honoured with numerous awards, adapted for the stage, and transformed into several films. The United Nations uses it in over 100 outposts, Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote a foreword, and Michelle Obama was presented with a copy during an official visit to Prague. This new book includes the original story, plus:

•    Commemorative letters from Karen, Fumiko, and George
•    Reaction from readers around the world
•    Letters and art from children
•    Photographs of events and ceremonies
•    Scenes from the play adaptation
•    Posters from the staging of the play in over ten countries
•    Awards and Tributes – lists, emblems, photos, and quotable quotes from juries and the media
•    Covers from the international editions
•    Images from the documentary film
and much more.

Check out the Quillcast on Hana's Suitcase: Karen Levine and publisher Margie Wolfe talk about dealing with dark issues in children's books, how Hana's Suitcase came to be, and how this story has changed their lives.


Named one of VOYA Magazine's "Perfect 10" books for 2013

Included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Best Books for Kids and Teens", 2012 Fall edition.


Listen to this interview with Karen Levine talking about Hana's Suitcase

"Hana’s Suitcase is a “Must Have” purchase for every Judaica library from small synagogues to seminaries and large universities. If you don’t have it, buy this new version. If you do already own it, the additional information here will increase its power for every reader. As a testament to what books can still do in the digital age, the investment is well worth it." - The Association of Jewish Libraries' Reviews, Sept/Oct 2013

"The 10th anniversary edition shows that Hana is teaching children, generations later and around the world, about justice and tolerance. The testimony from children about how they have been educated and moved to act in their own lives is an inspiration to keep teaching these positive values." - CM Magazine, June 8, 2012

"I think people my age should read this book because it’s wonderful to see how an empty suitcase can give you a lot of information. You also learn a lot in the book, and people my age haven’t learned much about the Holocaust." -Jocelyn Arrazola, special to The National Post, April 19, 2012

"Hana has a lesson to teach in every classroom, on every playground, in every school. Ten years later, we hope that it is still happening...It is a legacy never to be forgotten." -Sal's Fiction Addiction, May 16, 2012

"This anniversary edition will be welcomed by many of the readers of the original as well as a whole new generation of readers who are just old enough to delve into its pages. Highly recommended." -Resource Links, August 2012

"As a parent of children who have been deeply moved by reading the original version of this work, I can immediately see its immense value for educators." -Canadian Teacher Magazine, September 1, 2012




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Guided Reading Level: Y

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