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Hiding Edith Wins the 2009 Yad Vashem Prize for Children's Holocaust Lit

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Congratulations to Kathy Kacer, author of the 2006 title Hiding Edith that has won the
2009 Yad Vashem Prize for Children’s Holocaust Literature.

In Hiding Edith, Kathy Kacer tells the incredible true story of Edith Schwalb, a young girl who survived the Holocaust in the small French village of Moissac, where everyone, from the mayor to the knitting circle, was part of a plan to protect the presence of hundreds of Jewish children in a nearby “orphanage.”

Kacer also won the 2008 National Jewish Book Award in Children’s and Adult Literature for her title The Diary of Laura’s Twin.