What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into hiding in the mountains. Based on the experiences of the author's own family, this deeply moving book set during the Holocaust deals with a difficult subject in a way that is accessible and appropriate for young readers. I Will Come Back for You is an incredible story of bravery and kindness in the face of danger.
About Marisabina Russo
MARISABINA RUSSO is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, including The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds, which was called "fresh and engaging" by Booklist;A Very Big Bunny, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year; and I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II, based on the experiences of her grandmother's family during the Holocaust, which was named a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner. Visit her at MarisabinaRusso.com.
I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II by Marisabina Russo; illustrated by Marisabina Russo