Remembering

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. A day to reflect on the horror, and also the bravery of the Allied Armies, especially the U.S. Army, which liberated Auschwitz 70 years ago.  I’ve illustrated two books about people whose lives were turned upside down by the Nazi’s twisted and hateful regime.  The latest one is about Anne Frank, and her unstoppable spirit.  Although she died only days before the concentration camp in which she was imprisoned was liberated, her words remain.  Her diary which she began over 70 years ago still speaks to millions around the globe who find themselves trapped in untenable situations.

And now I am illustrating a book about Malala, another outspoken young lady who thankfully survived the brutality of another twisted regime. May we never forget, and may we constantly work to accept and understand one another.

Above from “Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree” written by Jane Kohuth, Random House
Below from The Night Crossing written by Karen Ackerman, Random House

Remembering

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