World War II was undoubtedly one of the darkest periods in human history. Death, destruction, and loss were an everyday reality for millions trapped under the thumb of the Nazi regime.

Yet, even in humanity’s deepest despair, flickers of hope still emerged, showing us that darkness doesn’t last forever. ️

As parents, caregivers, and educators gain an accurate understanding about the Holocaust, we can do our part to collectively help our children to learn and empathize about these tragic events, while nurturing a more hopeful future for the world.

And so, one passionate journalist is teaching kids around the world that one small, loving deed is all it takes to start transforming fear into hope once more.

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Sydney Taylor Honor Author, Elisa Boxer, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #199​ of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to talk about the release of her new book, The Tree of Life: How a Holocaust Sapling Inspired the World (published by Rocky Pond Books/Penguin Random House), her passion for writing about the Holocaust, the heartwarming true story behind the Tree of Life, how children’s books help to teach history in an empowering way for kids, the power of storytelling in keeping the memories of those lost alive, plus much more. ✡️

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Elisa by purchasing your copies of The Tree of Life: How a Holocaust Sapling Inspired the World and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones:​.

The Tree of Life: How a Holocaust Sapling Inspired the World Text copyright © 2024 by Elisa Boxer • Illustrations copyright © 2024 by Alianna Rozentsveig. Courtesy of Rocky Pond Books/Penguin Young Readers. All Rights Reserved.


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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #199: Elisa Boxer | The Tree of Life