The Lady with the Books: A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman
Illustrated by Marie Lafrance
Published by Kids Can Press
Something changes for Anneliese when she visits a book exhibit in her war-ravaged city in 1946 — and that's just the start of the impact of what Jella Lepman created.
Back matter describes the far-reaching impact of the work of Jella Lepman and the context in which she did it.
WWII, resilience, biography
For kids --
This book is based on the work of someone who believed that good books could build “bridges of understanding” between people. What books have you read that have helped you understand someone, real or fictional, a little better? What do you wish other people could understand about you?
Read what Jella said that sums up why she did what she did.
A White Raven selection of the Internationale Jugendbibliothek (International Youth Library)
Outstanding International Books List, USBBY
Best Books of the Year, The Globe and Mail
Books of the Year list, A Mighty Girl
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, IBBY Canada (shortlist)
Also available in Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish, and as an ebook.