By Alice Rene
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""Her skill to authentically catch the bewilderment and discomfort of dislocation via a kid's eyes together with the disharmony in her rapid kin makes for attractive studying that might 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 road in Vienna, Austria. it's the starting of an odyssey that may take her to Riga, Latvia, and eventually to Portland, Oregon. turning into Alice chronicles her Jewish family's harrowing get away and fight as immigrants to slot into the yank panorama. The additional difficulties of becoming up inside a family members cloud her youth and formative years.
Ilse adjustments her identify to Alice. now not till she strikes right into a boarding condo in Berkeley, surrounded via ladies from a patchwork of cultures, does she make peace along with her real id. changing into Alice brilliantly showcases Rene's overcome adversity, identification main issue, and the occasionally debilitating energy of family members ties."
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