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Angel Girl by Laurie B. Friedman
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Nov 24, 2008

bookshelves: non-fiction, picture-books, world-war-two, juv
Read in November, 2008

If this weren't a true story, it would seem overly hopeful and full of coincidence - a Holocaust story with a happy ending.

...And, apparently it's not true.

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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura Since when did everyone decide that fake Holocaust stories are okay? Why is there suddenly an abundance of fake Holocaust stories?

Okay, maybe there isn't an abundance. But I read something just yesterday about someone faking their recent Holocaust book, and now this.

message 2: by Jess (new) - added it

Jess From what I've heard, the guy who's life this story was based on also has a memoir being published. I'm not sure about the fact-checking done on this one before publication, but I don't think the author here deliberately faked anything - just fell for a fake story and turned it into a picture book. If it weren't billed as 'based on a true story,' it would be a fine picture book.

message 3: by Jess (new) - added it

Jess Whose. Ugh.

message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura Ahh, I see. Well, that's not as bad as making up a story and passing it off as your own, which the other author did.

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