Hidden Pearl by J.E. Laufer is a YA inspiring true account of the author’s Mother-in-law Pearl’s experiences as a child during World War II.
Pearl was ten years old at the outbreak of war. Her family of eleven were Jewish and lived in Poland which the Nazis over-ran. Her story is one of incredible bravery and tenacity.
As a child Pearl’s best hope of survival was to hide her faith and live with strangers, doing chores. She was separated from her family, surviving on hope.
Hidden Pearl is a remarkable story of courage in one so young, at a time of great evil. Pearl never forgot her faith but hung on silently and secretly.
Hidden Pearl is suitable for ages twelve and above. It is a book that needs to be read so that the next generation does not forget the horrors of the past. The book is written sensitively so as to inform without the graphic details to upset young minds.
I loved the inclusion of photos so the reader can put faces to names.
A story of remarkable courage.
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