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The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust Paperback – June 1, 2010
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"The book begins with a quote found in Islamic and Jewish traditions: 'Save one life, and it is as if you’ve saved all of humanity.' . . . This is a fascinating, little-known piece of history (the afterword explains how difficult it was to research). . . . The evocative paintings in somber colors heighten the tension, but some, like the one of a Jewish girl in front of an intricately designed mosque wall, capture the hope."—Booklist
About the Author
Deborah Durland DeSaix, a former college professor, has written and illustrated many picture books for children. Reviews for her artwork are outstanding. Booklist praised her art in Know What I Saw by Aileen Fisher saying, "De Saix steals the show, though, with lush, photorealistic scenes that are both large enough to sweeten the subtraction lesson built into the 10-to-1 countdown premise." She now lives in Asheville, North Carolina
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Since reading non-fiction is something of an acquired taste, you might opt to read it aloud to your child, as I decided to do. This was a story I knew nothing about, so both parent and child benefited from the read.
There is so much enmity and polarization among "religions", but this story brought tears to my eyes as the heart of humanity in selfless giving was expressed in such a caring and careful manner. This was a true case of practical spirituality manifesting itself under extremely trying and dangerous circumstances.
Even though it is written primarily as a children's book, it crosses effectively into the adult book arena, due to the nature of the content and the authors' style of writing.