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Train Paperback – January 13, 2015
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TRAIN will change the way we think about Holocaust history. (Ellen Rago, Social Studies Teacher)
TRAIN not only fills a gap in Holocaust literature; it is also powerful, moving, and hard to put down. (Alexis Storch, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education)
TRAIN is an essential read for Holocaust and Genocide educators, students, or anyone who believes in the profound power of brilliant storytelling, the resilience of the human spirit, and the need to shed light and bring a voice to the often shadowed narratives of the Holocaust. (Kelley Szany, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center)
A fascinating book. I couldn't put it down. I read it in two afternoons. (Tony Sarabia, The Morning Shift, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, an NPR Station)
About the Author
Danny M. Cohen is an author of human rights fiction for young adults, including the historical thriller TRAIN, the short stories DEAD ENDS and THE 19TH WINDOW, and the forthcoming contemporary thriller HIDE OR SPEAK. A professor at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Danny teaches about the design of Holocaust education, Holocaust fiction, and marginalized narratives of human rights. He is an appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission and sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory. He was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and is a global justice fellow of the American Jewish World Service. Danny designed the pedagogical track of the inaugural docent training program of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Originally from London, Danny lives in Chicago with his husband and their daughter.
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TRAIN is a non-stop page turner that made me laugh, cry, gasp, miss a train stop, and stay up long past my bedtime.
Not only is it a 5 star reading adventure, this is THE book about the Holocaust that the next generation of readers will be reading.
Ann: My 14-year-old (above) characterized this book as "the best Holocaust book I've ever read." Both of us were captivated and couldn't put it down. And, while there are few "happy endings" in Holocaust literature, the story is told without explicit descriptions that might be traumatic for younger (and older) readers. Train is a wonderful blend of beautiful character development and incredibly engaging story-telling. In addition, Cohen draws an important and little known historical picture of persecution suffered not only by Jews, but also by gay men, the Roma, and the disabled, and aptly weaves together the lives of people experiencing the Holocaust from a variety of perspectives. The historical events described that the characters live through are ones that were, in large part, unfamiliar to me and likely will be for other readers, and so, in addition to an excellent piece of fiction, Train is a great educational tool.
We highly recommend Train to youth and adult readers alike.
Writing brings characters, young and old, to life. Is a must read for teens and not to be
missed by grown ups.