Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Hana's Suitcase is the amazing tale of Hana Brady who died in a concentration camp and was one of the untold millions that disappeared from her family. The movie Inside Hana's Suitcase has just opened to rave reviews; the Globe gave it 3 out of 4 stars. There is now a very cool website to go along with the book and the movie. It is totally interactive and has a magical quality to it. Anyone who has read the book cannot help but be enchanted by the site. This book has received more awards than any other Canadian children's book in the past 30 years. I had the privilege of meeting George and Fumiko when the play debuted. It was very moving to see them reconnect; George spoke about the nightmares he had until Fumiko was able to help put his mind at ease. If you haven't picked up this book, seen the play or watched the movie...run don't walk.

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