Hana's Suitcase

by Karen Levine | History |
ISBN: 1101933496 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 11/30/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
This softcover is one of 38 books given by my friend from New Boston, New Hampshire, in November, 2021, to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720). Thank you so much.

Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, December 25, 2021
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, January 16, 2022
This is a true story in which Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Tokyo Education Resource Center in Tokyo, Japan, reaches out to museums for artifacts with which to teach Japanese children about the Holocaust. After much effort, she was given a package of items, of which one, a suitcase which had belonged to Hana Brady, a Czechoslovakian child murdered by the Nazis, motivated her to teach others about the Holocaust by breaking the experience down to just one individual and searching for more information about her.

This book is written for school-age children, but it is well worth reading by any adult. I was surprised that anyone in Japan with their own suffering during World War II would put so much effort into learning about a Jewish child in Europe. However, the theme is the importance of learning about others who differ from ourselves culturally and seeking the human and decent things about them-- thereby learning how we are all more alike than different.

The book not only tells Hana's story well, but it provides photographs to bring it alive and much closer to to hearts of those who read it. It’s beautifully done.

Released 4 mos ago (2/23/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library - Tikvat Israel - 2200 Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland USA


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Journal Entry 6 by RubyLadyBug at Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
I found this book in the Little Free Library right where Squeaky had left it and I didn't know it was a BookCrossing book when I chose it. I just thought that it looked interesting and figured that I would read it. I discovered that it was indeed already registered and recognized the distinctive labeling style but wanted to read it before leaving a journal entry.

A few days ago I got the chance to see SqueakyChu in person at our BCinDC meeting which have been mostly all online during the pandemic. Now I am heading back to Oklahoma and so today I had to finish reading the book so that I could make sure it got passed along once more.

The story in this book is different than the Holocaust stories that just tear out your heart with tragedy even though it is understandably sad and makes me want to cry for a little girl who was devastatingly taken from her family forever during a time of unimaginable horror. I am glad that the mystery was solved and that there was a resolution even though I really wanted the ending to be much happier as Hana was "found". As a global society there is still so much to learn and teach the generations to come and I hope that stories like this one will continue to come to light and gain the attention of people everywhere.

I am adding this one to the Gaithersburg pile.

Journal Entry 7 by wingBCinDCwing at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/21/2022 UTC) at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA


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Journal Entry 8 by SuperGoddess at Little Free Library in Hillandale, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 22, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/23/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library in Hillandale, Maryland USA


A great book to teach kids about the Holocaust.

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