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Lila Perl (1921–2013)

Forfatter af Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story

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Lila Perl was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1921. She received a B. A. from Brooklyn College and pursued additional studies at both Columbia University and New York University. She started writing children's books when her two children were in elementary school. During her lifetime, she wrote more vis mere than 60 works of fiction and nonfiction. Her works include the Fat Glenda series, Isabel's War, Lilli's Quest, The Great Ancestor Hunt: The Fun of Finding Out Who You Are, To the Golden Mountain: The Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, and Behind Barbed Wire: The Story of Japanese Internment During World War II. In 1996, she co-authored the memoir Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story with Marion Bluementhal Lazan. She died in December 2013 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Perl Lila, Lila Perl Yerkow


Værker af Lila Perl

Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story (1996) 1,174 eksemplarer
The Ancient Maya (2005) 102 eksemplarer
The Ancient Egyptians (2004) 96 eksemplarer
The Telltale Summer of Tina C. (1975) 51 eksemplarer
Me and Fat Glenda (1727) 42 eksemplarer
That Crazy April (1974) 32 eksemplarer
Hey, Remember Fat Glenda? (1981) 24 eksemplarer
Marlene The Horror Queen (1985) 24 eksemplarer
What cooks in suburbia (1961) 23 eksemplarer
Isabel's War (2014) 21 eksemplarer
Dumb Like Me, Olivia Potts (1976) 20 eksemplarer
Annabelle Starr, E.S.P. (1983) 16 eksemplarer
The delights of apple cookery (1963) 14 eksemplarer
Pieface and Daphne (1980) 12 eksemplarer
Fat Glenda's Summer Romance (1986) 12 eksemplarer
Dying To Know (2001) 11 eksemplarer
Don't Ask Miranda (1979) 11 eksemplarer
Lilli's Quest (2015) 10 eksemplarer
Terrorism (2005) 8 eksemplarer
The Holocaust (Great Escapes) (2012) 7 eksemplarer
Theocracy (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Fat Glenda Turns Fourteen (1991) 5 eksemplarer
Guatemala (1982) 5 eksemplarer
Egypt: Rebirth on the Nile (1977) 5 eksemplarer
Tybee Trimble's Hard Times (1984) 4 eksemplarer
Cloning (2006) 4 eksemplarer
Torture (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Ethiopia, Land of the Lion (1972) 2 eksemplarer
Living in Naples 2 eksemplarer
Mexico, crucible of the Americas (1978) 2 eksemplarer

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Marion describes her story as the one that Anne Frank might have told had she survived past March 1945. Both Anne and Marion spent time in Westerbork and later Bergen-Belsen. Of the 120,000 Jews detained in Westerbork, 102,000 perished before the end of World War II, 18,000 survived. Anne fell into the former group, Marion, the latter. While Anne’s story is typically read by pre-teens and early teenagers in the world today, Marion’s serves as an introduction for those who are just starting to ask their parents and teachers how people can be so mean and intolerant of one another.

In a society that is quickly becoming more divided and more intolerant, Marion’s message of hope, faith, and family strength, is even more important than it was when she first started discussing her experiences a couple decades ago. While most may brush off the striking similarities to the current president’s rise to power and the Nazis, it is hard for those who truly know their history to ignore. It is even harder for those who know that atrocities of WWII still ring loud in their older generation’s ears, and yet their younger generations engage in racist and destructive behavior.

Marion’s story is one of compassion and hope during one of the world’s worst times. My only reason for giving a less than superb rating is that brevity of the book. While written with young children (9-11 years old) in mind, there is only so much that one can remember about those years themselves, particularly 50 years later, as was the case when Marion & Lila wrote Four Perfect Pebbles and Marion recounted her childhood to Lila. Everyone always wants more from a good book, but at 160 pages, Four Perfect Pebbles is incredible concise.
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