Nicky & Vera [electronic resource] : a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued
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Nicky & Vera [electronic resource] : a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued

By Sís, Peter.
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Genre Electronic books.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

ISBN 9781324015758

Bib Id 2418661

Description 1 online resource

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9781324015758 (electronic bk)
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Nicky & Vera [electronic resource] : a quiet hero of the Holocaust and the children he rescued
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Nicky and vera
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1 online resource
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Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis. In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia—a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton's story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky's efforts with the story of one of the children he saved—a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities—one her birthright, the other her choice. Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man's courageous efforts to protect Europe's most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Norton Young Readers, 2021. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
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