Montaigne Award Finalist 2015.
"This book is history at its finest as you will gain the inside picture into both event and emotions. Sometimes in life losses can ultimately be gains in other avenues. I recommend this book with a 5-star rating as the contents will captivate you page after page." Valerie Caraotta
"Stahl's book is intended as a discussion tool to introduce students to the the consequence of Bullying and the Holocaust. It is just as valuable for any reader seeking a better understanding of how madness can spread so quickly and lead to such catastrophic results - how otherwise decent people can take part in, or ignore, unimaginable cruelty." Charles Roy
"Her narrative reflects a positive attitude and touch hearts of all." Echos and Reflexion by Anti-Defamation League at Quinnipiac University of Education.
In Anita's Piano, Anita has a wonderful life where playing the piano and music surrounds her. She lives in Brno, Czechoslovakia with her family down from the town's castle. But when she is just short of nine, her town is invaded by German military forces. She sees her happy world slowly crumble. She is bullied on the street and her family is ostracized, displaced time and again until at age 15, she is an orphan and left to fend for herself.
"Anita Shorr has come forward to tell her incredible story as she survived the concentration camps during the Holocaust. It is her goal to ensure history does not repeat itself by sharing history's example of its most extreme form of bullying." Kirsten Schuder, M.S., Contributor.
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"I was touched by Anita's life story. This is a lesson about the lasting damage caused by bullying and social abuse." Marion
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If Be a Hero: Anita’s Piano doesn’t burrow into your heart and mind, I can’t imagine what will. If you don't feel ill to read of this dark stain on history, I would be amazed. This is powerful reading, moving, educational and the true story of a young girl who survived the brutality of WWII, concentration camps and the terror of wondering which day will be your last. What kept Anita going, how was she able to survive? Was it holding on to the happy memories, love of family and the way life used to be? Was it an inner strength and resourcefulness? Anita’s story comes to life under the pen of Marion A. Stahl, chronicling Anita’s life before the German invasion and after the hateful and horrendous devastation of their occupation. As an educational tool, no student should miss Anita’s story. This is history, the proof of the cruelties that racism and bullying, greed and the lust for power can create. Much more personal than a classic text book, Be a Hero: Anita’s Piano allows the reader to see, hear and feel the truth of living through such atrocities. It takes a caring hand to write this tale and a brave soul to share their life with such honesty. I cannot recommend this book enough to ALL readers, young and not so young.