A child of Holocaust survivors, Kathy has written stories of hope, courage and humanity in the face of overwhelming adversity. Her books for young readers are sold around the world
Kathy writes about the Holocaust in a way this is sensitive to young readers. A winner of the Jewish Book Award in Canada and the U.S., and the Yad Vashem Award for Children's Holocaust Literature in Israel, Kathy writes unforgettable stories inspired by real events. Her books have been translated into 20 languages. She also lectures on the topic of teaching sensitive material to young readers.
"A child of Holocaust survivors, Kathy writes evocatively of the difficult questions related to rendering the Holocaust for young people. She speaks to child and adult audiences in Canada, US and abroad, honouring survivors' wish to have new generations know and understand that they once lived with their hopes and dreams, in a family, in a particular country, during a horrific time in history."— Karen Krasny, Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"I have listened to Kathy speak in classrooms and in front of audiences young and older. Her presentations are informative and compassionate, and audiences are riveted to the way in which she is able to let a story unfold. This is a gift."— George Brady, Holocaust survivor, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"A great writer, Kathy is telling young people about people who may be their neighbours, while teaching them a history that will help them to be more thoughtful, caring and considerate citizens. What a great legacy Kathy is giving our children!"— Margie Wolfe, Publisher, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada