Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

Lily Renee, Escape Artist from Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

By Trina Robbins   Illustrated by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh

Minneapolis:  Graphic Universe, 2011.

Graphic Novel  Grades 5 and Up

Lily

This is a beautiful illustrated graphic novel about Lily Renee Wilheim a young Austrian girl who lived to give her story of the Holocaust a voice for those who perished.   Lily Renee was half Jewish and her parents knew the brutalism of the Nazi’s and decided to send Lily Renee away so that she had a chance at life.  The story is broken down into chapters that follow this courageous young girl to her final destination—America, where gets some revenge through illustrating comic books.

 

Connect with some of her other comics at Trina Robbins website

Mrs. Reiber’s Summer Reading 2014 Book #9

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