"A poignant story of bravery, sacrifice, and love. The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey teaches the history of the
hidden children during the Holocaust, evokes compassion through beautiful language, and leaves readers
to consider what connects us rather than what divides us."
-- Jennifer Rosner, Author, National Jewish Book Finalist, The Yellow Bird Sings, Once We Were Home
"Concerned parents often ask if children can handle the subject of the Holocaust. The answer is yes, if its story is told
with subtlety and grace, as is true in The Crystal Beads and where tragedy is redeemed by love."
-- Rabbi Mark W. Kiel, New York
The Crystal Beads is the recipient of a Gold Medal from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Winner of the Picture Book-All Age Category, Northern Lights Book Awards
Journey back to the turbulant times of 1939 Poland where a young Jewish girl must part with her most prized possesion
given to her by her father before he died and accept a new way of life in order to survive.
This is the story of a mother's heartbreaking sacrifice, a story of love, courage, and compassion
during one of the most troubling times in our history.
The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey is available on Amazon and other retailers.
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