Catherine's War

Catherine's War

Paperback - 2020
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As France buckles under the Nazi regime, budding photographer Rachel Cohen must change her name, go into hiding, and bear witness to the atrocities of World War II.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Alley, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780062915603
0062915606
9780062915597
0062915592
Characteristics: 154 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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Rachel loves using photography to capture the landscape and children at the Sèvres Children’s Home where she lives during “Hitler’s War”. When the Nazi regime begins putting pressure on French citizens, Rachel is forced to relocate and change her name to Catherine Colin to avoid danger all while ... Read More »

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Saint-Eustache, France, 1942: Catherine Colin is a talented young photographer and a student at the Sainte Providence school. She also has a secret: her real name is Rachel Cohen and, like many of the students at Sainte Providence, Rachel is Jewish and in hiding. Based on the true story of author... Read More »

Saint-Eustache, France, 1942: Catherine Colin is a talented young photographer and a student at the Sainte Providence school. She also has a secret: her real name is Rachel Cohen and, like many of the students at Sainte Providence, Rachel is Jewish and in hiding. Based on the true story of author... Read More »


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ArapahoeKati Aug 04, 2020

I loved how important the role of photography was in this middle grade graphic novel. It lent a new sense of gravity to recording memories and moments for a time that is passing out of living memory.

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