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.