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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,658 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Levine Narrator: Stephanie Wolfe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan. On the outside, in white paint, were these words: Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, and Waisenkind - the German word for orphan.

Children who saw the suitcase on display were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? What happened to her? They wanted Fumiko Ishioka, the center's curator, to find the answers.

In a suspenseful journey, Fumiko searches for clues across Europe and North America. The mystery of the suitcase takes her back through 70 years, to a young Hana and her family, whose happy life in a small Czech town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/16/2014

    " A great two-part story for today's youth about one little girl' experience during the Holocaust. Very simple, but also very moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/13/2014

    " I thought this was a very age appropriate book for kids to learn about world war II. I know that some of the other mom's didn't like some of the material, but I don't know how you can get around the death and some of the heinous realities of what went on during a major part of world history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book and would reccommend it to anyone who is interested in reading about how one family was torn apart by the Nazi invasion on a small Czech town. I was completely moved by all that this family endured and found myself in tears by the end of the story. This story opens with the arrival of Hana's Suitcase at a Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Fumiko, the director of a musuem, and a group of young children begin to as questions about the suitcase and they set off on a quest to discover all that they can about Hana and what her life was like. The book alternates between Fumiko and the children at the museum in Tokoyo, Japan during the year of 2000 and the Brady family's from 1930-1944. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 2/4/2014

    " a wonderful book. but it leaves you wanting more. im one of those deep thinkers when i read books like this and i have always wondered what they were feeling what it would be like if it was me! i love these books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 1/30/2014

    " God bless Hana. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 1/28/2014

    " This would make a great introduction to the holocaust for younger kids. The pictures were interesting and the book really lead the reader in a process of discovery. If I were using it for a 3'd grade classroom it would get a 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Odahowski | 1/22/2014

    " Remembering the children killed in the Holocaust is painful but important. This book gives students a way into the story of Hana and her family's fate though the eyes of students living in Japan. This book is available for check out at the Gadsden County Public Library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devan | 1/13/2014

    " This book was written in a format that would be easy for children to understand with a lot of pictures. It is a sad but moving story. I feel privileged that because of one woman's dedication to find out the truth of the suitcase, I was able to read Hana's story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolee | 12/25/2013

    " God bless Hana Brady, and all the victims of the Holocaust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/14/2013

    " This book was sad but one of my favorite books!!!!!!!!!! I liked it because it was a true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 12/13/2013

    " Difficult to read, because of the subject matter, but worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Umar Abbas | 12/9/2013

    " read it at school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendgard11 | 11/20/2013

    " This is the best book for WW2 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lou | 11/14/2013

    " Powerful. Great book for younger students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muriel | 1/17/2013

    " Wrote for younger people, and does a good job of explaining the holocaust without going into the horrifics. For some young readers, it could be a little confusing with jumping back and forth from past to present time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rue | 10/25/2012

    " I read this book in school and fell in love with Fumiko for all she did to find 1 Holoocaust surviors story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/31/2012

    " My teacher did this as a read aloud when I was in 4th grade and not one person in the clas disliked it. Though it is hearthbreaking, it is spectacular! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis Mims | 12/10/2011

    " I love this topic and book. I loved the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna L. | 11/26/2011

    " A friend of mine was a family friend of this book's George Brady, so she recommended Hana's Suitcase to me. Poignant and need to be told story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 5/28/2011

    " luar biasa kegigihan yumiko dalam mencari informasi tentang hana "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/8/2011

    " Took me a while to read it as I continually had to wipe tears from my eyes. Very beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 3/17/2011

    " This is an amazing true story that touched my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rivkah | 1/8/2011

    " Though I thought this was a good book, Hana's story was intruppted by the people examining her suitcase, which is the only why I disliked this book by one star. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey Speers | 12/12/2010

    " I remember this from Grade 4 as a part of the Silver Birch collection, I finished reading it on the portable stairs at recess and balled to the end of Hana's story.
    It was one of 16/20 books I read in the collection that year.

    It was very moving and I felt intrigued throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 12/5/2010

    " This book has had a huge impact on who I am as a person and how I see myself as an educator! "

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