This is a Holocaust story made accessible for young readers through comic adaptation. Although this book is sensitive in its graphic depictions of what people suffered during the war, the following could be emotionally difficult:
- There are descriptions of Uncle Samuel’s experiences at the Dachau concentration camp, for example, “they made us stand in the freezing cold all night in bare feet,” and mention of his death in Buchenwald concentration camp.
- There are panels illustrating the broken glass and smoke of Kristallnacht (night of the broken glass).
- Lily’s mother is shown falling to the floor as a result of being kicked by a Nazi soldier.
- The epilogue (written in prose, not comics) gives historical background about concentration camps and internment camps and describes in general terms the terrible conditions, suffering, and death of Jewish people.