10th Anniversary Edition of Hana’s Suitcase Launch
Students invited to Barbara Frum branch for special event
TORONTO (Wednesday, April 11, 2012) – Toronto Public Library has invited Toronto students to attend a special book launch with Karen Levine, author of the critically-acclaimed non-fiction book, Hana’s Suitcase at Barbara Frum branch (Lawrence Ave. West and Bathurst) on April 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
Levine will be launching the 10th anniversary edition of Hana's Suitcase with a presentation to about 100 middle school children.
Accompanying her will be Fumiko Ishioka, the Japanese educator whose search for the owner of the old suitcase planted the seed for Levine to write the moving story of Hana Brady, a 13-year-old Jewish girl who was murdered in the Holocaust. Ishioka is flying in from Japan for three days to attend the launch. George Brady, Hana's brother who lives in Toronto will also attend the invitation-only event.
Media are welcome to attend.
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Anne Marie Aikins 416-393-7212