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Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

1998 Story Books
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Author: Ken Mochizuki
Illustrator: Dom Lee
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
ISBN: 1-880000-49-0
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Five years old at the time, Hiroki Sugihara tells the poignant story of how his father saved the lives of 10,000 Jews while he was serving as a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania in 1940. Going against the explicit orders of his government, he sat night after night hand-writing exit visas for people trying to escape from the Nazis. The sepia-tones of the illustrations lend a serious, appropriate dignity to the people the artist so beautifully portrays.
Kemie Nix   ©1998 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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