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Kathy Kacer

Kathy Kacer

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Kathy Kacer is a children’s author whose focus is historical fiction and true stories about the Holocaust. She is dedicated to writing about the Holocaust in a way that is sensitive to the age and stage of development of a young reader. Although she has been writing for many years, Kathy only became a published author in 1999. Before that, she worked as a psychologist with troubled teens. Kathy speaks to children in schools and libraries around the country, about the importance of understanding the Holocaust and keeping its memory alive. In addition, she speaks in universities and colleges on the topic of teaching sensitive material to young children.



Hiding Edith. Second Story Press, 2006
The Underground Reporters. Second Story Press, 2004
Our Canadian Girl Series: Margit: Books 1-4. Penguin Books, 2004
The Night Spies. Second Story Press, 2002
Clara's War. Second Story Press, 2000
The Secret of Gabi's Dresser. Second Strory Press, 1999
Restitution. Second Story Press, 2010
To Hope and Back: The journey of the St. Louis. Second Story Press, 2012
Shanghai Escape. Second Story Press, 2013
The Magician of Auschwitz. Second Story Press, 2014


Silver Birch for The Secret of Gabi's Dresser, 2000
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award for The Secret of Gabi's Dresser, 2001
Jewish Book Award for The Secret of Gabi's Dresser, 2000
Red Maple Award for Clara's War, 2002
Yad Vashem Award for Children's Holocaust Literature (Israel) for Hiding Edith, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

My one-hour reading revolves around a slide presentation and talk. I have wonderful historical slides pertaining to each of my novels and I weave my stories around the events of the Second World War and the Holocaust. I begin with an introduction to my work as a writer. I give some background ad synopsis to the book(s) that I am focusing on and read from the book. Then I proceed with the slide show. My presentations are visual and interactive. I encourage questions.

Presentation Length:
one hour
Historical fiction and non-fiction
Audience Size: