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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION : AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The American Library Association (ALSC) recognizes excellence in children's books by bestowing awards to authors, illustrators, and others each year.

2016 BATCHELDER HONOR BOOK

Adam & Thomas

Author:  Aharon Appelfeld

Originally published in Hebrew in 2013 as “Yalda Shelo Minhaolam Hazé (A Girl from Another World),” “Adam and Thomas,” was written by Aharon Appelfeld, illustrated by Philippe Dumas and translated by Jeffrey M. Green. In “Adam and Thomas,” two nine-year-old Jewish boys are taken from the Ghetto by their mothers to the forest of the Eastern Front and told to wait there for them to return during the last months of World War II. Left on their own, they forge a strong friendship, learning from one another and helping others escape through the woods.