A great addition to any WW2 collection. A graphic novel depicting the lives of children that lived during the Holocaust. A great additional read for people that love reading about that time, a great starting point for those new to the field.
I do wish that the LGBTQ+ community had been acknowledged as one of the groups targeted by the Nazis (as several other groups were mentioned). Otherwise I thought this was really well done and I appreciated that it was very specifically focused (as the Holocaust is a lot to cover as a whole).
A raw and heartbreaking collection of accounts narrated by children during WWII.
The illustrations are on point and conveys the morose anecdotes.
Thank you #NetGalley, HarperCollins Children's Books and Clarion Books for giving me the opportunity to read this!
I'm very sorry, I wish I could have read this book but despite numerous attempts at re-downloading and even updating the NetGalley shelf app, every time I try to load this book it simply says 'File not foundXX'. I'm not sure why but as a result I cannot review this book but have to leave some feedback here or it'll affect my netgalley ratio. It does look like an interesting read.
In an era where historical truths are often contested, Don Brown's graphic novel "Run and Hide" offers a stark and engaging portrayal of the Holocaust, tailored for young readers. As an educator, I value the unflinching way Brown presents this critical history, using powerful visuals to convey the gravity of the events and the resilience of those who endured them. This book is a vital tool for real discussions in the classroom about the Holocaust, prompting students to confront the past with a clear-eyed perspective and to understand the importance of safeguarding truth in our collective memory. It would be a great book club book alongside Maus and other works about the holocaust and genocide today.
Moody art in shades of washed out brown and blue evoke the mood of despair. The graphic novel is full of stories of Jewish children escaping the Nazi regime. The only problem is there is little information on dates. There's only one map, which can be confusing for children who aren't familiar with Western Europe geography.
A gripping graphic novel that follows the stories of Jewish children, separated from their parents, who escaped the horrors of the Holocaust.
I won't say I enjoyed reading this because reading about such a terrible time in history is heartbreaking. I don't have enough of my own knowledge to state accuracy of all the information but I found this to be interesting and engaging perfect to give children for some insights Into what happened (even gave me some insights that as an adult I didn't know) I loved the graphics and it was a quick and easy read. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you to Netgalley, Harper 360YA, and Don Brown for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Such an important book to read. Don Brown approaches the Holocaust with unflinching honesty and I don’t think it could have been done any better.
I can’t say I enjoyed this book, because it’s not a subject or history to be enjoyed, but the artwork was beautiful and it certainly hit harder that the words were spoken and written by real people.
I think everyone should read this book, perhaps it should even be mandatory in school, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to understand and learn about the horrors that the Jewish people suffered during WW2.
I loved this one - "Run and Hide" is a captivating story from the Holocaust with vivid images and writing. With graphic novels becoming so popular, I could see many of my students eating this one up; it would also be a great mentor text for my middle school Holocaust unit! It's hard to believe this is a true story, but that only emphasizes the need to make sure these voices are known. Thanks so much for the ARC!
In his latest graphic history for young readers, author and illustrator Don Brown explores the history of World War II with a focus on the plight of young Jewish people and heroic efforts to save them. Brown has chronicled other disasters, both natural and manmade, in his previous works: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Dust Bowl, and the flu of 1918, among others. His writing and artwork are particularly urgent in Run and Hide, perhaps because - as he writes in his Author’s Note - “Hate and violence endure, uninterrupted” (179). Here he covers Kristallnacht, the Kindertransport, the “final solution” and deportations, and more. In depicting each event, he incorporates first-person testimony in speech bubbles. This technique succeeds in both portraying and personalizing the complex events of the Holocaust. His grim, roughly drawn line art of concentration camps are especially effective. Throughout Run and Hide, Brown credits the bravery of Jewish youths and the heroic actions of resistance networks, but also leaves the reader with the stark fact that one million children were killed in Europe during WWII. Run and Hide is a remarkable work of graphic nonfiction. It presents our most difficult history in an approachable way that will inspire deeper research and action.
A graphic novel about the Holocaust. It’s not somethings you see often. And this one has been made so good! It’s about children escaping during the Holocaust, and then after trying to find back their family or starting a new life.
The illustrations were amazing and felt very real. They weren’t colorfull, which really fitted the theme.
This is also a good book if you’re not completely familiar with what exactly happened, because it’s explained really well. So if you want to learn some more about what happened during WW2, you should definetely give this a try!
Eventhough I really thought it was a good representation about what happened, it missed something. It didn't immeditately grab me, and I don't really know why
Run and Hide is another fantastic historic graphic novel by Don Brown. In Brown's true style he touches upon the experiences of those who lived through the Holocaust in a way that tells today's children the story of a lost generation of Jewish children. Brown describes the atrocities of the Holocaust, but never crosses over into to too much depth due to the age of the intended audience. Add this to all graphic novel collections!
The heartbreak, violence and destruction caused by Nazi Germany is immeasurable, but Brown’s focus on the Jewish children swept up in the Holocaust gives readers a breathtaking glimpse into the abyss. Layering historic facts with first person quotes, readers are thrust into dozens of life and death situations, as individual kids and their helpers, seek to escape the Nazi death machine. Brown’s sketched figures and scenes are filled in with painterly washes of color in richly subdued tones. Bright splashes of red highlight the Nazi insignia, flames and blood. The balance and pace of three quarters of the book is flawless, but while visually strong, the opening handful of pages suffer from some wordy and repetitive language and one singularly unfortunate spelling error. (A hapless woman is forced to wear a humiliating sign mistranslated as “course pig”.) An author’s note balances the successful escapes with the statistic that 90% of European Jewish children did not survive. Source notes and bibliography are included.
Run and Hide is a difficult graphic novel to review and remain unbiased. Brown has masterfully captured the horrors that those persecuted by the Nazi’s had to face and not just the Jewish people but those who were disabled, homosexual and others who did not fit with the extreme groups views on ‘master race’. It does not hold back on showing and telling what these children and their protectors had to go through. How friends and neighbours turned on each other and in some cases (although far less) they turned the other way.
While presenting factual accounts it allows this hard hitting and heavy topic to be accessed by a younger audience, perfect for those studying at GCSE or A-Level, while not glossing over the atrocities that happened. I particularly liked the use of colours and art style. It was muted and bleak and the change in tone when depicting the concentration camps and was subtle but hard hitting. It really does make you stop and think of the horrors they faced but also how some people are facing similar persecution now.
I particularly liked the piece at the end where Don Brown highlights that how ‘Never Again’ seemingly has failed time and time again right up to present day. It highlights how learning from history does not guarantee we cannot and will not repeat it but how it can help people notice when it is happening and perhaps, if enough people do, we might reach a time when globally we can say ‘Never Again’.
This was a very educating read. Being a History graduate, I have spent a lot of time studying the Holocaust and this graphic novel is incredibly educating.
It tells the horrific story of the genocide but in a way that YA readers can understand and appreciate the gravity of what happen during World War 2. It follows the stories of many different Jewish children’s escape from the Nazis and those that weren’t able to escape.
I won’t say I enjoyed this read as I think that would be wrong to say, but it was incredibly thought provoking. A very engaging way of telling a horrific but necessary history of the Jewish people.
The story did great giving a piece of what the Holocaust was. I don't see much of it but this would be great for kids to read and learn what happened. The art is fantastic and the story is powerful.
This work of graphic nonfiction is another essential read from Don Brown. In his latest book, Brown tells the story of the children of the Holocaust and how some were able to escape the fate of so many. Brown's thorough research covers a wide range of experiences for Jewish children throughout Europe during WW2. His unique art style brings the reader places the written word could not do on its own. This is a great example of how the graphic novel format can be used to tell stories from history in a way other forms cannot.
Run and Hide by Don Brown
This graphic novel follows the stories of multiple Jewish children as they flee Hitler and the Nazi’s persecution of Jewish people throughout Europe before and during World War II. The stories show how at first it was small acts of aggression against Jewish people that grew more and more over time, eventually leading to one of the largest mass murder operations in history. Each child’s story is heartbreaking and never should have happened in the first place. Many children ended up losing their lives, while others, who were lucky enough to survive, would often end up losing their family, friends, homes, religion, and entire way of life. The novel also highlights the bravery of many individuals who defied the Nazi’s and did everything they could to help save the children. They would hide them in cellars, churches and crypts, give them fake identities, and escort them to other countries to hopefully find freedom, even if it meant the individual faced certain death if caught.
I find it eerie that there are many events happening now that echo the rise of Hitler. When his group first came into power, they stormed the German Parliament building and burnt it to the ground, very much like how the US Capitol was attacked just a few years ago (luckily that did not burn to the ground). Also, during WWII, 70% of Americans didn’t agree to pass an act that would have allowed German Jewish Refugee children into the country. It reminds me of the migrants trying to escape their own countries and find a better life here in America. Whenever I hear about Americans now not wanting to take in those migrant children, it reminds me that we often say never again, yet there is still resistance to do the right thing. Another eerie similarity between then and now would be the war in Ukraine. I remember when the war first started and they were showing videos on the news of loading children onto trains to head to safety in a nearby country, often Poland. Before WWII, the Kindertransport was an effort to get Jewish children out of Nazi-controlled territories, unfortunately it ended once the war began.
As someone who reads articles on WWII often, I found this graphic novel to be very informative. For those that don’t know about the Holocaust, it shows what Jewish people and those who tried to help them went through at the hands of the Nazis. For those that already know about the horrific events of WWII, the novel is full of facts and covers individual stories.
I would like to thank NetGalley, Don Brown, and HarperCollins for allowing me to read this advanced copy of Run and Hide. It is a great tool for teaching about WWII and the Holocaust. Don Brown’s vivid drawings really bring to life the heartbreak and terror many Jewish people suffered during the horrors of Nazi occupation throughout Europe. I would also like to note that the book mentions other examples throughout recent history of other horrible wars and conflicts and how we must never forget what happened and strive to make sure it never happens again.
It's difficult to find any book about the Holocaust that presents new information. The graphic novel presentation is similar to Don Brown's other works, and doesn't delve into any depictions that are especially graphic. I found the text to be very disjointed--I think the intention was to present several different snippets of various youths' experiences, but the flow of the narrative didn't work for me.
Sensitive and informative .
The first time I read an evocative, non-fictious graphic novel related to political issues was Samya Kullab's "Escape to Syria." The story had stirred up my awareness to explore others' misery that, in fact, it had me disturbed for days.
Similarly, "Run and Hide" had given me that same vibe. The story was strongly affective with horror that i had difficulty going to sleep that night. Sure! It's happened over one hundred years ago, but the terrifying stories still remain to float hauntingly until today.
Don Brown's "Run and Hide" is a gripping, non-fictious graphic novel that tells the stories of children who had escaped the horrors of the holocaust . The stories speak of family separation, dislocation, unwilling emigration from their own land, and, of course, the holocaust.
Although I dislike the author presenting such horrifying concept which has shook me inside out, Brown has done an excellent work retelling the stories so haunting. The story is presented in simple language so that the young audience can comprehend the devastating events. As you read, it creates a spooky atmosphere that it had me feel their pain and fear.
In addition, the illustrations are simple pen -like figures, yet it seems haunting to keep staring at them.
In my opinion, this outstanding book is a must-have resource to teach history for students.