Sunday, March 18, 2012

Book Review: Lily Renee, Escape Artist by Trina Robbins, Illustrated by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

Lily Renee, Escape Artist is touching story about Lily Renee Wilheim's life during the Holocaust. Lily was one of the children that broke free from the Nazi's in Vienna, Austria. This graphic novel shows the reader the course that her life took after she traveled with other children as part of the Kindertransport effort, which was a rescue effort that lasted from December 1, 1938 until September 1, 1939 to save Jewish children from the hands of the Nazis. There is some additional information included related to Lily's story in the back of the book.

It was such a blessing to be able to read story of Lily Renee's life in graphic novel format. Lily became a comic book artist, so now I can understand why her memoir was told in the form of a graphic novel. It was so interesting how the book was split up into chapters in this graphic novel as well. In my opinion, her story was told in a way that can touch both adults and children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this book from Kar-Ben Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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