My Real Name Is Hanna

My Real Name Is Hanna

Inspired by real Holocaust events, this poignant debut novel is a powerful coming-of-age story that will resonate with fans of The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray. Hanna Slivka is on the cusp of fourteen when Hitler?s army crosses the border into Soviet-occupied Ukraine. Soon, the Gestapo closes in, determined to make the shtetele she lives in ?free of Jews.? Until th Inspired by real Holocaust events, this poignant debut novel is a powerful coming-of-age story that will resona...

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Title:My Real Name Is Hanna
Author:Tara Lynn Masih
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Genres:Historical
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback with French Flaps
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

My Real Name Is Hanna Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jul 29, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

  • Teresa
    Mar 22, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

  • Anna Elliott
    May 18, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

    ?My name is Hanna Slivka. I was born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. I am still breathing. This is my story.? The simplness of this story is what I found most endearing about this novel. It is told in a straight forward manner with no ?fluff?, which I appre...

    Review to follow shortly ...

    Generally speaking, once I have read a book I usually get straight on with the review while it is still fresh in my mind. However, every now and again I read a book that affects me so profoundly that I have to take a day or two to process what I have read. This was one such book and it...

  • Krista
    Sep 05, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

  • Tara
    Mar 22, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

  • Lori
    Oct 09, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

    ?My name is Hanna Slivka. I was born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. I am still breathing. This is my story.? The simplness of this story is what I found most endearing about this novel. It is told in a straight forward manner with no ?fluff?, which I appre...

  • Sue
    Jun 30, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 09, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

  • Angela M
    Jul 23, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー)
    Aug 01, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

  • Debra
    Jul 23, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

  • Bev Walkling
    Apr 26, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

    ?My name is Hanna Slivka. I was born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. I am still breathing. This is my story.? The simplness of this story is what I found most endearing about this novel. It is told in a straight forward manner with no ?fluff?, which I appre...

    Review to follow shortly ...

    Generally speaking, once I have read a book I usually get straight on with the review while it is still fresh in my mind. However, every now and again I read a book that affects me so profoundly that I have to take a day or two to process what I have read. This was one such book and it...

    Wow! What a great book! Loved this historical fiction about a Jewish Ukrainian family that survived WWII by hiding I forests and caves, as told from the perspective of Hanna, a teenage girl. She is relating the story to her child, looking back on her past experiences. This book is base...

    I was very privileged to be contacted by Tara Lynn Masih and asked if I would be interested in reading an uncorrected proof of her book and reviewing it. It is set in the years of World War 2 which is a period of great interest to me so I was happy to say yes and the opinions expressed...

  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
    Jul 15, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

  • Carol
    Jul 16, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Sep 26, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

  • Karen
    Sep 12, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

  • Felicia
    Jun 22, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

  • Carolyn
    Sep 14, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

  • Mackey
    Sep 23, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

  • Karen
    Aug 21, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

    ?My name is Hanna Slivka. I was born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. I am still breathing. This is my story.? The simplness of this story is what I found most endearing about this novel. It is told in a straight forward manner with no ?fluff?, which I appre...

    Review to follow shortly ...

    Generally speaking, once I have read a book I usually get straight on with the review while it is still fresh in my mind. However, every now and again I read a book that affects me so profoundly that I have to take a day or two to process what I have read. This was one such book and it...

    Wow! What a great book! Loved this historical fiction about a Jewish Ukrainian family that survived WWII by hiding I forests and caves, as told from the perspective of Hanna, a teenage girl. She is relating the story to her child, looking back on her past experiences. This book is base...

    I was very privileged to be contacted by Tara Lynn Masih and asked if I would be interested in reading an uncorrected proof of her book and reviewing it. It is set in the years of World War 2 which is a period of great interest to me so I was happy to say yes and the opinions expressed...

    MY REAL NAME IS HANNA By Tara Lynn Masih Thank you to Net Galley, Tara Lynn Masih and Mandel Vilar Press for providing me with my digital copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book is a true gem and gives a fresh perspective of what life was like for all of those w...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Sep 15, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 15, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

  • Susan
    Aug 08, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Sep 09, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

    ?My name is Hanna Slivka. I was born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. I am still breathing. This is my story.? The simplness of this story is what I found most endearing about this novel. It is told in a straight forward manner with no ?fluff?, which I appre...

    Review to follow shortly ...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Aug 31, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

  • Joy D
    Aug 02, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

    I loved Tara Masih?s short-story collection Where the Dog Star Never Glows, so I figured I was in good hands with her first novel, especially as the former?s stories range in time and to places that aren?t her own, as is the case here. One never knows how a writer?s talent and ...

    My thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this book. This is a story told by Hanna Slivka to her daughter, about a part of her life that she has so far kept hidden from her?when at fourteen, she was living with her family in Russian occupied Ukraine. Life had become hard, their ...

    About 3.7 stars rounded to 4. Review to come. ...

    Rating: 4 stars -- Really, REALLY good! First Sentence: ?I will say my real name to you for the first time. Hanna Slivka. Don?t be scared. I am still your mother. Born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. Your grandmother often told me to remember this date because...

    Inspired by real life events this is the heartbreaking and courageous story of Hanna Slivka and her family trying to escape Hitler's army in Ukraine. Hanna is only 14 years old but her bravery and spirit under such dire circumstances are commendable. This is a YA novel but everyone sho...

    ?My name is Hanna Slivka. I was born on February twenty-second, in the winter of 1928. I am still breathing. This is my story.? The simplness of this story is what I found most endearing about this novel. It is told in a straight forward manner with no ?fluff?, which I appre...

    Review to follow shortly ...

    Generally speaking, once I have read a book I usually get straight on with the review while it is still fresh in my mind. However, every now and again I read a book that affects me so profoundly that I have to take a day or two to process what I have read. This was one such book and it...

    Wow! What a great book! Loved this historical fiction about a Jewish Ukrainian family that survived WWII by hiding I forests and caves, as told from the perspective of Hanna, a teenage girl. She is relating the story to her child, looking back on her past experiences. This book is base...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Sep 10, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

  • Katie
    Oct 08, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...

    "I am no longer afraid to walk in the dark." In MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, a bright, courageous and clever young (soon to be) 14 year old narrates the story of her loving Jewish family as they navigate through the dangerous and deadly times of the holocaust. The Slivka's are good, caring p...

    "It's ok to cry, Hanna...crying is a form of breathing." *ugly sobbing* ? Narrated in the voice of 14 year old Hanna, My Real Name is Hanna is the true story of a Jewish family on their quest for survival in the Ukraine during the Holocaust. The family eventually takes refuge ...

    This is the story of a young girl named Hanna Slivka, and her family who are Jewish and live first in Poland, then in the Ukraine during the years of the Holocaust. A story of love, family, and survival. This family had to go to extremes to try and stay safe... always on alert, havi...

    ?Dance me to the children who are asking to be born Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn Dance me to the end of love? --Dance Me to the End of Love, Leonard Cohen, Songwriters: Leonard Cohen ?I...

    My Real Name is Hanna is a book that has come at the right time, a time when we all, young and old, need to be reminded of the cost of evil on and in society. We meet Hanna in her small Ukrainian village in 1941. Anti-semitism is rising, with taunting and school yard cruelty. Soon this...

    Winner of a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD, this is my first novel for young readers and adults, inspired by real events. Five years of research and writing went into My Real Name Is Hanna, inspired by a family who sought refuge in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during the Holocaust. Th...

    3.5 stars A haunting and devastating Holocaust story of one Jewish family?s struggle to survive. Hanna is thirteen years old and living in Soviet-occupied Ukraine when the Gestapo arrive in her small town to ?eliminate all Jews?. She and her family, along with a neighbouring J...

    At the end of this book, set in the region of Galicia in the western Ukraine,the author tells us that less than 2% of the Jews who lived there survived WW2. That is a truly heartbreaking statistic and makes this novel based on a true story of survival even more poignant. In 1942 Han...

    My Real Name is Hannah is a beautifully written story based on a compilation of real life stories. The story is told from the perspective of a young Ukrainian girl set during WWII. It is the story of struggle and survival at a time when it was a death sentence to be a Jew. I was u...

    The story begins with us meeting Hannah as she tells her granddaughter ?I will say my real name to you for the very first time? and from that very first sentence I was intrigued to learn Hanna?s story. She tell us the story of how her family came to their underground sanctuary, h...

    A celebration of Jewish culture and a devastating account of one Jewish family?s struggle to escape the Nazis by hiding in a nearby underground cave, as told through the eyes of the compassionate, fourteen-year-old Hanna Slivka. Masih paints a portrait of Ukraine using rich sensory l...

    A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints. It's an understandable stance given what horrors they had to go through but it often doesn't make for compelling or sometimes even credible nuanced adult fiction (I'm thinking...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Jul 10, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Sep 09, 2018

    ?Abram Slivka (my Papa) Eva Slivka (my Mama) Hanna Slivka (14 years old, loves to read) Leeba Slivka (12 years old, loves to sew) Symon Slivka (10 years old, a really good bit who Loves his dog) Ovid (our dog) Steed (our horse) We all lived in this house until October 12, 19...

    ??As good as life looks now to us young children, there is still a sense of always looking over your shoulder for something to hit you.?? This is one of the most beautiful books of the year. Based on the true story of a Jewish family living in Ukraine during the darkest pe...

    ? ? ? ? ? 5 beautiful and transfixing stars to My Real Name is Hanna! Some of the most meaningful, poignant books I have read have been about the Holocaust, and My Real Name is Hanna will be placed on that same shelf. ?I will say my real name to you for the f...

    **This book was inspired by real Holocaust events "I have lost everything that can ever be lost. I have given everything that can ever be given." - my family's MA - Holocaust Survivor Hanna Slivka is almost fourteen years old when her entire world is turned upside down. Hitler's ...

    5 Stars for this poignant, beautifully written debut YA novel inspired by real Holocaust events One of the most touching aspects of this book for me was the strength, determination, loyalty and love each of the characters showed during such a bleak and desperate time. It isn?t ea...

    STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL in the Ukraine. Due to shifting borders, Hanna and her family, have been considered, Poles, Austrisns and Ukrainians. Changing tides once again threaten as the Germans are heading their way. As a Jewish family they are close, and close to many of their non Jewish ...

    I read this with the Traveling Sisters, and we were all swept away by the tale of Hanna and her family. Thanks to NetGalley/Mandel Vilar Press for this ARC. This was 4.5 because a few plot points could've used more attention, but it was just too beautiful to not round up. My Real Na...