A 2013 ALSC Notable Children's Book — ALSC
Kids' Indie Next List, Spring 2012 — Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers
* "With the personal Kindertransport history, the intense drama about family, faith, guilt, love, and loyalty in wartime makes this an important addition to the Holocaust curriculum." — Booklist, starred review
* "Events and facts are expertly woven into the girl's emotional growth, and changing relationships . . . provide a rich exploration of identity and self. With a compelling main character and taut and insightful story line, this novel is sure to find no shortage of readers, and it adds a valuable perspective to collections of World War II fiction." — School Library Journal, starred review
"[An] engaging and often moving coming-of-age story. A poignant, thoughtful work." — Kirkus
"This multilayered story [which] cogently explores themes of motherhood and adoptive families is gracefully portrayed." — Publishers Weekly
"My Family for the War is a must-have for young adults. The novel is simultaneously beautiful, touching, and heart wrenching." — VOYA
"This is a solid addition to Holocaust collections, life on the home front during the war, and for discussions of what is a family." — Library Media Connection review
Anne C. Voorhoeve is an award-winning German novelist and screenwriter. She lives in Berlin, Germany.
Tammi Reichel is an instructor of German at the University of Richmond and lives with her family in Virginia.
Excellent book. Very well written. Moves along very briskly. Learned much from reading it. Very poignant story. All too true.Published 15 months ago by Nathan Abromson
I do not normally write reviews on Amazon, but I see this book has very few reviews. I read a variety of fiction but I always seem to come back to WWII-era fiction. Read morePublished 16 months ago by AMH
I have read many books regarding the kindertransports and I have also read many holocaust survivor biographies. Read morePublished 17 months ago by theresca a robins
Really brought to life what Jews went thru during the war and how emotional a time it was. Great readPublished 20 months ago by Mrs. Dow
I loved this book. My favorite books to read are from this time period and this book filled the bill. it was a book club pick and we all loved it.Published on November 13, 2012 by Selma Slossburg