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Chicago Author Visits Chippewa

Chicago Author Visits Chippewa

On December 18, Chippewa Middle School eighth graders had the privilege of meeting and listening to Chicago-based author, Ralph Shayne.

Mr. Shayne spoke about his new book, Hour of Need: The Daring Escape of the Danish Jews During World War II: A Graphic Novel.

Mr. Shayne, who is the son of a Holocaust survivor, shared about his family's personal connection to WWII and the research that went into writing the book.

The book tells the true story of the resistance to Nazi rule in Denmark during World War II, and the heroes that saved the Danish Jews by helping them evacuate to Sweden.

He also spoke to the students about the writing process and took time to answer questions. 

Mr. Shayne's book was developed in partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL. 

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