Attend the launch of Room for One More, a new book by Monique Polak, one of the authors featured in the Museum’s Youth Literature and the Holocaust exhibition.

  • Book launch of Room for One More
  • Book sale and signing with author, Monique Polak

ROOM FOR ONE MORE

For fifteen-year-old Rosetta Wolff, the war in Europe seems very far off from her home in Canada. Then Mr. Schwartzberg comes to tea and asks Rosetta’s parents if they will take in a young war refugee. Isaac joins the family and becomes a ready-made brother to Rosetta and her two sisters.

Isaac’s arrival brings change. Her best friend’s handsome brother doesn’t seem as attractive after he reveals himse

lf as antisemitic, and Rosetta begins to suspect her friend may agree with him. As Rosetta and Isaac become friends and he shares his story with her, she helps him learn the fate of other family members and helps him shape a promising future in his new country. (Kar-Ben Publishing)

WHO IS MONIQUE POLAK

Monique is the author of more than 20 novels for children and young adults. A two-time winner of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Monique also teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal and is a regular contributor to the Montreal Gazette.

YOUTH LITERATURE AND THE HOLOCAUST

Starting December 5, 2019, you can visit the temporary exhibit that features What World is Left, Monique’s book based on her mother’s true story. Tell Me A Story! Youth Literature and the Holocaust is an exhibition that introduces the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War to children eight years and older. Children’s experiences during the Holocaust then take center stage through the presentation of five works of youth literature that were inspired by the true stories of their characters.

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