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The Grey Striped Shirt: How Grandma and Grandpa Survived the Holocaust

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When Frannie finds a gray striped shirt in the closet, she asks questions which lead her grandparents to tell her about their experience of the Holocaust.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Alef Design Group (first published May 1994)
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Aug 20, 2009 Marcia rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Holocaust
The most accessible book on the Holocaust I've read. While I can't imagine introducing it to the 2-4 graders who would seem to be the audience for this book, it could be used with slightly older kids as a starting point. When Frannie finds a grey striped shirt mixed in with treasures in her grandparents' trunk, she starts to unravel their past, and learns about the horrors they have survived. It's a quiet book and explains things in an easy to understand way. I really didn't like the illustrator ...more
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