The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir of Hope and Survival

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Roaring Brook Press
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6.15 X 8.59 X 0.39 inches | 1.21 pounds

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About the Author

Estelle Nadel (1934-2023) was a Holocaust survivor, business owner, and devoted singer. Over the course of thirty years, she had shared her story with countless young people, and had her testimony recorded by the Shoah Foundation Institute and housed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is survived by her husband, three sons, and five grandchildren.

Sammy Savos is an illustrator, writer, and storyboard artist who has worked on shows at Cartoon Network, Titmouse, Inc., and ShadowMachine. She is most interested in storytelling, whether it be through comics or animation. The Girl Who Sang is her illustrator debut.

Bethany Strout is a longtime editor, living and working near Denver, Colorado.


"A shocking, heart-wrenching survival story, skillfully told and beautifully drawn." --Steve Sheinkin, author of the New York Times bestseller Bomb and Impossible Escape

"Told in five parts, Nadel's story presents readers with a picture of her life before ("I thought we would be this happy forever"), during, and--crucially--after the war. Savos' exceptionally powerful illustrations convey the extremes of human emotion, make original use of different perspectives, and are both cinematic and intimate; they also do not shy away from accurately portraying the hardships and violence. Sweeping, stark, tragic, and triumphant. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"An excellent accompaniment to lessons on World War II, this book will help countless students examine the Holocaust on a personal level. A must-have. The graphic novel format will appeal to those whose first choice might not be history or biography, and all others will be invited to consider the full-life experiences of Holocaust survivors." --School Library Journal, starred review

"The artwork is extraordinary in conveying emotion, from the increasingly rare (and then non-existent for years) bright hues that surround Estelle's early childhood to the sharp, angular lines of war." --BCCB