Michelle R. McCann, author of several books about heroes and
heroines, was especially inspired by Luba's incredible story of how
one woman's quiet courage could move others to take risks in
desperate times. Michelle lives with her husband and son in
Portland, Oregon, where she writes, edits, and teaches about
children's books at Portland State University. This is her seventh
book for children.
Fine artist Ann Marshall makes her picturebook debut with these luminous oil and collage illustrations. She lives in the New York area.
Oregon Spirit Award
A Booksense Children's 76 Pick
2006 Reading Rainbow Selection
2004 National Jewish Book Award--Jewish Book Council
Notable Book of Jewish Content--Association of Jewish Libraries
2003 Honor Book, Jane Addams Peace Association
Notable Books for a Global Society--International Reading Association
Once Upon a World Award--Simon Wiesenthal Center
Eloise Jarvis MCGraw Award for Children's Literature
Amelia Bloomer Project Selection
Winner, Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award Committee
"Just when it seems a nonfiction Holocaust book can't tell us anything new, along comes a story like this one, an inspiring, upbeat, true rescue account that is essential to the history." --"Booklist
".".. a story that, like Oscar Schindler's, deserves to be remembered and retold." --"Jewish Woman"