Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Jenny Manzer

May 23rd, 2024

Addie and her little brother, Billy, live with their mom in a shabby rental cabin in Cedarveil, near the beach. Their mom excels at surfing and storytelling but struggles with depression, often lapsing into drinking spells or disappearing. The family frequently visits the food bank and lacks a phone or TV. For entertainment, their mom tells stories before bed when she’s in a good mood, or home at all. In Picture a Girl (Orca $14.95) by Jenny Manzer for ages 9-12, Addie senses that her mom has gone again one Monday and knows she must take care of everything to avoid being separated from Billy. After a week, their mom returns. Will this be the last time Addie has to survive alone? 9781459836662

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