Becoming Alice by Alice Rene

By Alice Rene

"""Strongly suggested a deftly written memoir that might carry the reader's rapt realization from commencing to end.""
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""Her skill to authentically catch the bewilderment and soreness of dislocation via a kid's eyes together with the disharmony in her instant relations makes for attractive studying that may resonate with teens everywhere.""
-Beth B. Cohen, Ph.D., writer of Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in the US, 1946-1954
Six-year-old Ilse watches Nazi infantrymen march down her road in Vienna, Austria. it's the starting of an odyssey that may take her to Riga, Latvia, and eventually to Portland, Oregon. changing into Alice chronicles her Jewish family's harrowing get away and fight as immigrants to slot into the yankee panorama. The extra difficulties of transforming into up inside a afflicted kinfolk cloud her youth and formative years.
Ilse adjustments her identify to Alice. now not till she strikes right into a boarding condo in Berkeley, surrounded via ladies from a patchwork of cultures, does she make peace along with her precise identification. changing into Alice brilliantly showcases Rene's overcome adversity, identification drawback, and the occasionally debilitating strength of kin ties."

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