Updated paperback edition with new Author's Note
How could we leave the only world we had ever known? Parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins-all were holding hands, clinging to one another, as if they'd never let go.
A story that is more relevant than ever, as parents in our war-torn world are forced to rip their families apart and send their children away to safety.
It's 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she's lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This dramatic and chilling novel about one girl's escape from Hitler's Germany was inspired by the experiences of the author's mother, one of fourteen-hundred children rescued by Americans as part of the One Thousand Children project.
BONUS MATERIALS INSIDE Features a discussion guide, Q&A with the author, and a special look at the remarkable true story as seen on the Oprah network, OWN.