Seeking Refuge:

By Irene Watts
Illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker

Irene Watts, and UBC iShool Adjunct Faculty member Kathryn Shoemaker has won the Jonathan & Heather Berkowitz Prize for children and youth literature for their graphic novel Seeking Refuge. Congratulations Kathryn!

Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Marianne finds herself being evacuated to Wales. She is shuffled from one unsuitable home to another, but there is a surprise in store and Marianne’s courage and resilience is finally rewarded.

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