Pump Up Your Book is proud to announce Alice Rene’s memoir Book Blast Becoming Alice November 11-22! Alice will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. To see a list of the other bloggers participating-click here
About the Book (from IUniverse)
"Strongly recommended a deftly written memoir that will hold the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end."
-Midwest Book Review
"Her ability to authentically capture the bewilderment and pain of dislocation through a child's eyes - including the disharmony in her immediate family - makes for engaging reading that will resonate with young adults everywhere."
-Beth B. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in America, 1946-1954
Six-year-old Ilse watches Nazi soldiers march down her street in Vienna, Austria. It is the beginning of an odyssey that will take her to Riga, Latvia, and finally to Portland, Oregon. Becoming Alice chronicles her Jewish family's harrowing escape and struggle as immigrants to fit into the American landscape. The added problems of growing up within a troubled family cloud her childhood and adolescence.
Ilse changes her name to Alice. Not until she moves into a boarding house in Berkeley, surrounded by girls from a patchwork of cultures, does she make peace with her true identity. Becoming Alice brilliantly showcases Rene's triumph over adversity, identity crisis, and the sometimes debilitating power of family ties.
Purchase the book at Amazon and IUniverse
About the Author (from Amazon)
My grandson had an assignment in his high school social studies class to write a paper about an occurrence in the twentieth century that changed the course of history. He chose the Holocaust. Part of that assignment was to interview a person personally familiar with that subject. He chose to interview me. It was the spark that inspired me to write Becoming Alice. This award-winning memoir is responsible for the remarkable adventure I've had since its publication.
Now on to the giveaway!
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