By Alice Rene
-Midwest publication evaluation
""Her skill to authentically catch the bewilderment and discomfort of dislocation via a kid's eyes together with the disharmony in her speedy family members makes for attractive examining that would resonate with teenagers everywhere.""
-Beth B. Cohen, Ph.D., writer of Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in the US, 1946-1954
Six-year-old Ilse watches Nazi infantrymen march down her highway in Vienna, Austria. it's the starting of an odyssey that might take her to Riga, Latvia, and eventually to Portland, Oregon. turning into Alice chronicles her Jewish family's harrowing break out and fight as immigrants to slot into the yank panorama. The additional difficulties of transforming into up inside a family members cloud her formative years and early life.
Ilse adjustments her identify to Alice. now not till she strikes right into a boarding apartment in Berkeley, surrounded by way of ladies from a patchwork of cultures, does she make peace together with her actual identification. changing into Alice brilliantly showcases Rene's conquer adversity, identification challenge, and the occasionally debilitating energy of kin ties."
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