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The Year of Goodbyes #2020

The Year of Goodbyes This book tells the true story of what happened to a year old girl named Jutta Debbie Levy s mother in Actual entries in a posiealbum autograph book serve as stepping stones in a crucial year

  • Title: The Year of Goodbyes
  • Author: Debbie Levy
  • ISBN: 9781423129011
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Year of Goodbyes By Debbie Levy, This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12 year old girl named Jutta Debbie Levy s mother in 1938 Actual entries in a posiealbum autograph book serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause Jutta wThis book tells the true story of what happened to a 12 year old girl named Jutta Debbie Levy s mother in 1938 Actual entries in a posiealbum autograph book serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause Jutta was one of the lucky ones who escaped to America before the rising tide of violence erupted into World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust Remembrances from Jutta s friends and relatives introduce chapters, written in verse form, that describe her experiences many of them typical of any teenager anywhere and report some of the history of the era Debbie wrote these verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts as she was living through this memorable year The book also includes excerpts from Jutta s diary Together the poesie writings, verses and diary entries reflect a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty Most of all, they describe a year of goodbyes.

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    1. I read most of this book in one sitting The 136 pages are packed with a lot of emotional and historical elements Alternating between free verse, Jutta s diary entries, and writings from Jutta s poesiealbum, this is one girl s story of how her life was affected by World War II events Each chapter begins with the actual poesiealbum writings written in German, which is then translated in English at the bottom page At the end of the book, there are photographs of Jutta and her family along with a ti [...]

    2. The author bases this story in verse on the entries in her mother s poesiealbum, or poetry album something like our autograph books today Each reproduction of an entry from the album is accompanied by a free verse poem describing events surrounding that entry It s a sad story of a Polish born Jewish girl in Hamburg, Germany, in 1938, just as Hitler was clamping down on the Jews with laws and restrictions The children try to go on with their ordinary lives, while the adults around them worry The [...]

    3. Based on entries in her mother s poesiealbum, a blank book in which her friends shared thoughts, poems, drawings, and advice, Debbie Levy tells the story of her family s last year in Germany the year of 1938 In chronological order, the reader experiences a page from the album and then a story in verse that leads to another album entry In this way, it is possible to experience the contrast between the innocence and experience of childhood and the ever approaching danger of the Nazis Jutta, pronou [...]

    4. I loved this little gem It was a very quick read and is a Utah Beehive Book Award Nominee This book was based on the life of her mother and I really enjoyed the way it was written I connected to it on such a personal level because of the diary feel of the book I recommend this for children and feel it is such an important part of history to pass down to each generation.

    5. I gained so much insight from this quick read The owner of the posiealbum was a very deep thinker for age 12 and asked really good questions about life and what she was experiencing I got goosebumps when I read that when Jutta a friend were reunited 60 years later her friend said, As we were saying and Jutta completed it with before we were so rudely interrupted So endearing.

    6. From my friend Nancy This beautiful, 3 minute book clip is worth watching The new book is The Year of Goodbyes, by my writer group friend Debbie Levy It s a children s book about Debbie s mother s holocaust experience as a child bit a6puqP

    7. This is basically a book of poetry not unlike Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, except with pictures It s okay It s my fault for, for once, not really looking into a preview I thought there d be to it than this It s sorta like looking through a family member s diary after they die Kinda interesting, kinda sweet, kinda sad, kinda awkward.

    8. A German memory book called Poesiealbums, put together using drawings, good wishes, and poetry by a young Jewish girl whose family is trying to leave Germany in the late 1930s Ms Levy shares her mother s memories and finishes the book with information on the fate of those whose poems and well wishes are included.

    9. While there are many novels and non fiction books about the Holocaust aimed at young readers, with appearing every year, Debbie Levy s unique little volume deserves a place on school and public library shelves Levy s mother, Jutta Salzberg, and her immediate family were among the fortunate few they left Germany in 1938 for America, barely escaping arrest and probable death at the hands of the Nazis One of the few cherished items Jutta was able to bring with her was her posiealbum, or poetry alb [...]

    10. Ever wondered what a year of goodbyes felt like, what it feels like to say goodbye to all that you ve ever know This non fiction book is very touching and gives you an idea about what some of the children Jews seen and what they experienced when fleeing Germany There might be some spoilers so continue if you want.This book is about how this young girl named Jutta Salzberg receives advice from her friends and family but as she is responding to them she is also giving the reader descriptions on wh [...]

    11. In The Year of Goodbyes, author Debbie Levy takes a fresh approach to memoir and the story of German Jews in the late 1930s The book takes place in the year 1938, when Jutta Salzberg, Levy s mother, is a 12 year old girl living in Hamburg, Germany Restrictions against Jews have gotten tighter during the last few years, and her father is desperate to leave with his family for the U.S where he has relatives who will sponsor him They have permission from German officials and the money to book trans [...]

    12. The Year of Goodbyes is a nonfictionchildren s book There is so much hardship in each of these verses And scanned copies of the poesieablum entries A book about a Polish Jewish family s journey from segregation, fear and escape from the Nazi party I simply couldn t put the book down when reading Jutta s entries There were times that I needed to put the book down At the end, Jutta s daughter puts down a list of all the entry authors and if they survived Many did not Some are untraceable Some made [...]

    13. The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy is an adaptation of her mother s poesiealbum poetry album into a narrative poem, peppered with images and actual entries, and a WWII historical time line as well as a resource listing and a section catching up with Jutta Salzberg s family and friends and their ultimate fates This powerful hybrid poem memoir not only examines the horrifying snowball effect of Nazi Germany s laws against Jews, but also how Jewish children still found ways to maintain their child [...]

    14. The Year of Goodbye is a great book It is based off a true story of friendship, family, and farewells In fact this book was written by hand and owned by a woman who had lived in Germany Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were in power, they had power on everyone So Jutta and her family had to find ways to escape from all the danger I highly recommend this book if you liked Refugee.

    15. A really good choice for a Beehive nominee This book was different in its origin that it crosses various shelves including historical and biographical I am always one where based on true stories gets to me This book not only is based on one, but uses actual records from the author s mother s life I was simply in awe of things they wrote And I loved the free verse the author used to supplement what was occurring between the various entries But what wrenched my heart was to read what happened to e [...]

    16. This book is written in a very cool format Author Debbie Levy includes photos, stickers, doodles, poetry, and entries from her mother s real poesiealbum, which is a album young girls in Germany used to own Debbie Levy s mother, growing up as a Jewish girl in Hamburg, Germany, used to have her friends write quotes and sayings in her album The book focuses on the situation in Germany in 1938 Fortunately, Jutta and her family were able to escape the country and come to America before it was too lat [...]

    17. I attended the Annapolis Book Festival in April as a panelist on the subject Young Adult Keeping It Real Debbie Levy, the author of The Year of Goodbyes and a fellow panelist, explained how she decided to write this book using the format she did The book is about her young Jewish mother living in Nazi Germany, but Levy tells the story in verse, based on entries in her mother s posiealbum, a book in which friends record thoughts, poems, and creative postings Levy also used her mother s personal d [...]

    18. This was a fascinating WWII account told with the use of a little girl s friend journal or autograph diary It is a true story, the little girl being the author s mother She was a little Jewish girl in Hamburg, Germany at the time of the Nazi rise in power Included is each page of the diary where a different friend has signed, perhaps leaving a little poem or a little piece of advice, together with a commentary told in first person of how the little girl really felt about that note from her frien [...]

    19. I wanted to give this a 3.5 rating.This book is good, and it is interesting It s a little light on information, though There are copies of the actual written pages of the author s mother s posie album, written during WWII in Germany There are also a few pages from the mother s own diary The text portions of it, though, are written by the author as an interpretation of conversations she had with her mother about what happened It kind of bothered me that it was not the mother s own words, and yet [...]

    20. Levy helps the rest us with an intimate glimpse into a life that most of us, will never comprehend such as having to leave nearly all their possessions and money behind in order to flee their country or watching their neighbors and friends systematically rounded up and sent to concentration camps The story is told through the actual diary autograph book entries of Levy s mother from 1938 it is told in verse and flows very well It is a very quick read with authentic family photographs are include [...]

    21. The Year of Goodbyes tells the story of Jutta Salzberg and her family during the time just before World War II The book is told through poesiealbum entries of Jutta s friends and family A poesiealbum is a diary autograph book that was popular with young girls at this time The poesiealbum was often taken home by a friend and great care was given to create a well decorated and inspirational thought in the book The author, Debbie Levy, is Jutta s daughter Levy has recreated and translated the poesi [...]

    22. Debbie Levy s sparse words deliver a powerful message in this middle grade novel based on her mother Jutta s escape from Nazi Germany Using her mother s poesiealbum as a springboard, the author opens each chapter with an entry from the poetry album, an autograph book filled with poetry and drawings from friends, the very friends she was leaving behind as her family fled to America This candid look at a 12 year old s life in an ever changing country will leave readers feeling sad, yet happy at th [...]

    23. I scanned this book and almost didn t read it I m glad I gave it a second look The form is unique and lovely, the story puts a human face on the tragedies of World War II without being overly frightening for children, and the writing is excellent I shelved this book as YA but in many cases it could be appropriate for a guided middle grader The book contains a reference to a girl s maturation and also to some disturbing Nazi Germany events and the harsh fears of an entire community The Afterword [...]

    24. A lovely little book In the 1930 s Germany girls had poesiealbums something like our autograph albums Levy found her mother s poesiealbum from 1938 when her mother was 12 and Nazis were expelling Jews Her mother s family left Germany one day before their home was raided and 2 days before Kristalnacht they sailed on the Queen Mary for the United States Levy and her mother, Jutta, use the entries in the poesiealbum and entries from Jutta s diary each page reproduced with a translation and with the [...]

    25. Wow I m only a few pages in but already crying Evocative and beautiful, without terrorizing A really good Holocaust book for younger readers not ready for graphic histories Father used to say, Things will get better He doesn t say that any The things children think about as they mourn the loss of their normal lives Who will get my roller skates will help young readers understand and feel the losses of even those who lived We are here in America This will be home now No Nazi soldiers, but also no [...]

    26. Beautifully written, well researched and utterly heartbreaking This is based on the Levy s mother s actual poesiealbum popular in Germany at the time of Hitler s rise Levy ties all of the children s entries together in a poetic narrative that explains what is happening all around them This would be an impressive and moving enough insight of 1938, the year Hitler really began asserting his anti Jew policies Then Levy fills you in on what happened to all these people after her mother s family mana [...]

    27. Told through the actual diary autograph book entries of Levy s mother from 1938, Year of Goodbyes is a heartbreaking look through the eyes of a young Jewish girl at the days leading up to the Holocaust The entries were touching enough however, Levy s follow up research concerning what happened to everyone else mentioned in the days after the entries is chilling and what really hits the reader A well researched book that would be an excellent companion to Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl in t [...]

    28. About the holocaust This is based on the author s mother s posiealbum similar to an autograph book and diary written in 1938 as well as her mother s recollections of her last year in Hamburg,Germany The author quotes the posiealbum translating the German into English and adds poetry or verse about those experiences It was an interesting and unique approach to this time period I appreciated that she shared what happened to each of the people who signed the album, except five who she has been unab [...]

    29. Anything to do with the Holocaust astounds me which is why a coworker found this and recommended it to me What a fast, engaging read Granted, it is meant for children, but I don t typically expect to get through a 130 page book in 45 minutes The book itself takes excerpts from the author s mother s poetry book when she was 12 living in Hamburg, Germany during the time when Jews were starting to disappear overnight from their homes Alongside the excerpts from the journal are collaborative thought [...]

    30. This book is about a gIrl named Jutta who lives in the late 1930s, which is around the time Hitler was in power Fearing for their lives, her family and her get tickets to America Jutta feels a mix of emotions when leaving she feels sadness to see herself leave what she has always called home, hope for the future, and joy to leave the Nazis.I liked learning from this perspective I also loved that the book was written in a journal where all of her friends write goodbye notes and advice and then sh [...]

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