Brand : K. Heidi Fishman

Tutti's Promise: A novel based on a family's true story of courage and hope during the Holocaust



Lotte |

Highly recommended

This book has it all--exhaustive research, well-selected visuals, compelling, age-appropriate narration, and an overall inspiring message. readers will be able to understand anew the personal and human costs of this tragic history. and, yet, there are glimpses of the positive power of humanity--the family's own fundamental goodness, their friends' heroism, the generosity of a random american soldier, etc. i highly recommend this text for teaching or even for an all-family reading experience.

Anonymous |

Living history

This is an important book. it is well written with clear voices and honest descriptions of a family who perseveres.

Annedvt |

The book should be on every recommended reading list for teaching older children about the holocaust

A moving fictionalized account of the author's mother's experiences during the holocaust. while appropriate for middle school students, the book includes realistic details of life in nazi-occupied amsterdam and the westerbork and theresienstadt camps. the wealth of family photographs and images of actual documents that accompany the narrative, such as the picture of tutti leaving for her "date" with her uncle and the transport list to auschwitz that includes her maternal grandparents, make the story real in a way that few other books have been able to. the comparison of her family tree before and after the war is especially poignant. the book should be on every recommended reading list for teaching older children about the holocaust.