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Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat?

Written and Illustrated by Nancy Patz

This book, a meditation on a woman's hat on display in the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, combines a pensive prose poem with arresting collage artwork. The illustrations, consisting of pencil drawings, subdued watercolors, and old photographs, sometime suggest a distant memory and at other times bring the reality of the Holocaust into sharp focus. Subtle yet powerful, historical and personal, this book will have a lasting impact on everyone who experiences it.

 

2003        WHO WAS THE WOMAN WHO WORE THE HAT?

                       Winner of the Sydney Taylor Award of the Association of Jewish Libraries

Winner of the Selectors’ Choice Award of the Children’s Book Council and the Council for the Social Studies