The Librarian of Auschwitz: The Graphic Novel

Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites, and Salva Rubio


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The Librarian of Auschwitz: The Graphic Novel by Iturbe, Antonio
Regular price $14.99
Regular price Sale price $14.99

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this graphic novel tells the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.

Publisher: Godwin Books
Published: 01/03/2023
Pages: 144
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 9.60h x 7.30w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781250842985
Age: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2022
School Library Journal 12/01/2022 pg. 94

About the Author

Antonio Iturbe lives in Spain, where he is both a novelist and a journalist. He is the author of The Prince of the Skies and The Librarian of Auschwitz, for which he interviewed Dita Kraus, the real-life librarian of Auschwitz.

Salva Rubio is a Spanish author and historian. His credits include the graphic novels Monet: Itinerant of Light and The Photographer of Mauthausen.

Loreto Aroca is a Spanish artist and a graduate of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She previously won the school's Luna de Aire Award, honoring the best poetry aimed at children, for her and Fran Pintadera's book Portrait of the Pinzón Family (Retrato de la familia Pinzón).

Lilit Zekulin Thwaites is an award-winning Melbourne-based literary translator (Spanish>English). Her book-length translations include the bestselling The Librarian of Auschwitz (Antonio Iturbe, 2017), Australian Connection (multiple authors, 2019), and two futuristic novels by Rosa Montero, Tears in Rain (2012), and Weight of the Heart. (2016). In 2016, she was awarded Spain's Order of Civil Merit for her promotion of Spanish culture in Australia.