A historical graphic novel, Hiddenexplores how one French Jewish girl was hidden Unknownduring World War II. Dounia’s story encompasses the discrimination at school once she started wearing the Star of David, and the capture of her parents by the Nazis. Luckily, Dounia’s neighbours take her in, and then bring her to the countryside, where she is safe. The end is bittersweet because Dounia is reunited with her mother, yet her mother is gaunt and scarred from the concentration camp. Dounia’s father does not make it back.

Dounia tells her story to her granddaughter, the story she never told her son. Realistic and expressive, Loïc Davillier, Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo‘s book presents an important history in a beautiful format.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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