Mendel's Daughter

Mendel's Daughter

A Memoir

By Martin Lemelman

Free Press, Hardcover, 9780743291620, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2006

Combining an unforgettable story with haunting illustrations, "Mendel's Daughter" is a powerful graphic memoir depicting the dramatic escape of Martin Lemelman's mother from Nazi persecution in 1930s Poland. Illustrations and photos throughout.

About the Author

Martin Lemelman grew up in the back of a candy store in Brooklyn, New York, and is the child of Holocaust survivors. He has been a freelance illustrator since 1976. His client list includes Groliers, Children's Television Workshop, Scholastic, Parent's Magazine Press, Crayola and the Jewish Publication Society, among others. He has illustrated more than thirty children's books and his work has appeared in numerous magazines. Martin is a Professor in the Communication Design Department at Kutztown University. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife. They are the parents of four wonderful sons.