A beautifully illustrated graphic novel recounting the heart-rending true story of a young girl’s struggle for survival during the Holocaust, suitable for children age 10+.
Born to a Jewish family in a small Polish village, Estelle Nadel - then known as Enia Feld – was just seven years old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. Once a vibrant child with a song for every occasion, Estelle would eventually lose her voice as, over the next five years, she would survive the deaths of their mother, father, their eldest brother and sister, and countless others.
Estelle would weather loss, betrayal, near-execution, and spend two years away from the warmth of the sun – all before the age of eleven. And once the war was over, she would walk barefoot across European borders before finally crossing the Atlantic to arrive in New York City – a young woman carrying the unseen scars of war.
The Girl Who Sang is an enthralling first-hand account written by Estelle Nadel for children learning about the Holocaust in the later stages of the primary curriculum. Beautifully rendered in bright hues with expressive, emotional characters, illustrator Sammy Savos masterfully brings Estelle’s story to a whole new generation of readers.