When Anna was just seven years old, the Nazis invaded her home country of Czechoslovakia. Fearing for her life, Anna and her family fled to Poland. But when the Poles were forced into concentration camps, Anna knew she had to find a way to survive on her own. So she posed as a Catholic farm girl and managed to avoid capture until the end of World War II. This inspirational true story is perfect for young listeners who want to know how one brave youngster outwitted the Nazis.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are interested in World War II, the Holocaust, and Nazis.
- The author wrote the book based on a true story
- The audiobook is read by Anna, who tells her own story
- The book teaches young listeners about determination and bravery
- The author glosses over some of the tougher aspects of Anna’s story
- The audiobook is a little short
- It might leave listeners with an unrealistic view of the Nazis
Learn more about the author
Susan Hood is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including biographies of Jackie Robinson, Clara Barton, and Helen Keller. She lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
“Alias Anna is an amazing tale of survival during the Holocaust. I couldn’t believe that a seven-year-old girl could have pulled off all the stunts Anna did in order to stay alive. A great book for ages nine and up!”
“Alias Anna is an excellent book! It’s a great story for kids to learn about the Holocaust, and it teaches them that no matter how bad things seem at first, there is always a way to survive.”
“Alias Anna is an amazing story of survival. It’s a perfect audiobook for kids who are interested in World War II and want to hear about someone who was brave enough to fight back.”
“I loved this book! It was exciting, inspiring, and very informative. I learned a lot about what life was like during the Holocaust from Anna’s perspective.”