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Author Wider, Susan, author.

Title It's my whole life : Charlotte Salomon : an artist in hiding during World War II / Susan Wider.

Publication Info. New York : Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Teen  NEW TEEN BIOGRAPHY SALOMON, CHARLOTTE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 153 pages : illustrations (some color), map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-148) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Denied -- Governed -- Abandoned -- Coached -- Exiled -- Stunned -- Broken -- Obsessed -- Poisoned -- Murdered -- Survived -- Inspired.
Summary "A gripping middle grade biography of Charlotte Salomon, and an ode to how art can capture both life's everyday beauty and its monumental horrors. Charlotte Salomon was a German-Jewish artist born in Berlin. She is remembered for her autobiographical series of paintings, Life? or Theater?, which consists of 769 individual works painted between 1940 and 1942 while she was in hiding from the Nazis in the south of France, and which has been called a painted parallel to Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl and an early graphic novel. In 1943, she entrusted her collection of paintings to a friend. In October of that year, she was captured and deported to Auschwitz, where she and her unborn child were gassed to death upon arrival. It's My Whole Life covers Charlotte's remarkable life from her childhood and art school days to her time as a refugee in Nazi-occupied France, where she created the largest single work of art created by a Jew during the Holocaust. Compellingly written and accompanied by vivid color photographs of Salomon's artwork, Susan Wider has crafted an illuminating portrait of an enigmatic and evanescent young artist"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 13-18 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Subject Salomon, Charlotte, 1917-1943 -- Juvenile literature.
Salomon, Charlotte, 1917-1943. Leben oder Theater -- Juvenile literature.
Watercolorists -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Expatriate painters -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Holocaust victims -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Salomon, Charlotte, 1917-1943. (OCoLC)fst00061018
Leben oder Theater? (Salomon, Charlotte) (OCoLC)fst01716258
Expatriate painters. (OCoLC)fst00918319
Holocaust victims. (OCoLC)fst00958865
Watercolorists. (OCoLC)fst01172610
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Salomon, Charlotte, 1917-1943.
Salomon, Charlotte, 1917-1943. Leben oder Theater.
Expatriate painters.
Holocaust victims.
Women -- Biography.
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Title It is my whole life
Other Form: ebook version : 9781324015468
ISBN 9781324015451 (hardcover)
1324015454 (hardcover)
9781324015468 (epub)
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