The Year of Goodbyes (Hardcover)

A true story of friendship, family and farewells

By Debbie Levy

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423129011, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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Spring 2010 Kids' Next List

“Debbie Levy takes full advantage of the power of words, intertwining her lyrical writing style with entries from her mother's journal and autograph album. This book chronicles her mother's last year in 1938 Nazi Germany before departing to the United States. This is a can't-put-down book that will spark discussions among readers both young and old.”
— Anna Weddington, Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC
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About the Author

Debbie Levy's ( article for The Washington Post about her mother's escape from Nazi Germany led to a reunion between Jutta and former classmates from Hamburg. Debbie wrote The Year of Goodbyes in consultation with her mother to reflect Jutta's voice, feelings, and thoughts as a girl. Debbie lives in Maryland.