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Peter Sís. Nicky and Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree but registration required
Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of books for children and adults. He will discuss his latest title, and how it fits in with his overall work, with Carl Atkins, Festival Committee member. Nicky and Vera is true story of the Holocaust written for children but with a message of decency, action and courage for all ages. Nicky was a young Englishman who went to Prague to help refugees from the Nazis; Vera, one of the children he saved. His effort to raise money, find foster homes in England, and ultimately transport 600 children is told with luminous, poetic images.