The Diary of Laura's Twin by Kathy KacerThe Diary of Laura's Twin by Kathy Kacer

The Diary of Laura's Twin

byKathy Kacer

Paperback | April 30, 2008

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A mysterious diary links modern-day Laura to Sara, a young Jewish girl fighting to stay alive during WWII

Laura has just three weeks to go before her Jewish “coming of age” ceremony, called a Bat Mitzvah, when she is assigned a special project. She is to read the diary of Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Sara never had the chance to celebrate her coming of age, so Laura is to learn about Sara’s life and then share her Bat Mitzvah with her “twin” by speaking of her at the ceremony.

Reluctant to undertake the project at first, Laura quickly becomes caught up by Sara’s struggle to survive. Sara’s diary unfolds with the details of her daily life in the Ghetto, a world full of fear, confusion, tragedy and above all, courage. From Sara’s brave story in the past, Laura learns how to find the courage to confront the possibility of a friend’s current involvement in the desecration of a Jewish cemetery.

Includes photographs, biographies of young heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and true accounts of “Twinning Ceremonies”.

Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.
Title:The Diary of Laura's TwinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 7.99 × 6.5 × 0.51 inPublished:April 30, 2008Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897187394

ISBN - 13:9781897187395

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Diary of Laura's Twin (Holocaust Rememberance) by Kathy Kacer The Diary of Laura's twin beautifully entwines two stories, one modern and one during wartime, both however, displaying heroic acts of faith. This is a touching Holocaust story for younger readers. Laura a voice that is real and heartfelt, as is Sara's through her diary. Photographs and historical facts are included throughout the book, making it a useful teaching device as well as a link to the past and the present in a captivating story. A worthy read.
Date published: 2018-06-16

Editorial Reviews

Kacer gives young readers a gentle avenue into a traumatic, difficult past they need to know about. - Toronto Star - 20080510