Ina R. Friedman

Award-winning children's novelist, biographer, and storyteller from picturebooks to YA

Ina R. Friedman writes books for young people exploring the themes of cultural understanding, and about the impact of the Nazi regime on the lives of young people.
• "How my Parents Learned to Eat"
received a Christopher Award for promoting cultural understanding.
• "Black Cop"
tells the story of a young man who rose from the ghetto to become deputy chief of the Washington D.C. police force.
• "Escape or Die: True stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust"
describes the courageous and desperate steps young Jews took to escape from the Nazis.
• "The Other Victims: First Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis"
an ALAYAD "Best Books" and an ABA "Pick of the List" examines the Nazis' attempt to create a master race by wiping out so-called "defective traits" and the human suffering caused by the Nazis' policies.
• "Flying Against the Wind: The Story of a Young Woman Who Defies the Nazis",
relates the story of a young German Christian woman who refuses to accept the hatred and violence of the Nazis. Though she pays a terrible price for her resistance, she remains undefeated in spirit.

Ms. Friedman holds a B.A. from Penn State University and an M.A. from Lesley College in Storytelling. She lives in Brookline MA with her husband and a staggering number of books.

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award-winning novelist and biographer

Escape or Die: True Stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust
"All should read it  --  Jew and non-Jew  --  to treasure more and more our own lives,"  Leonard Baker, Pulitzer Prize Winning Biographer; "a valuable book," Rabbi Ben Kahn, B'NAI B'RITH
Flying Against the Wind: The Story of a Young Woman Who Defied the Nazis
"an excellent companion piece to Anne Frank's Diary," KLIATT