Jewish Values: Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat?

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Publication Year: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
40 p.
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A remarkable book, at once simple and yet, profound. Inspired by the author-illustrator's reaction to a woman's hat she saw in a glass case in Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum, it is a prose poem meditating on the identity of the woman and on her probable fate during the Holocaust. The fate of other Dutch Jews and, indeed, of every human being, is implicated in the text and in the striking illustrations, which consist of somber-toned watercolors, pencil drawings, and old photographs. The overall effect is deeply moving and accessible to a wide range of readers, from elementary grade children to adults.
ISBN: 
525469990
Book ID: 
378
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
Yes
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