This special edition, a first in the Dear America series, vividly captures World War II in two disparate but dramatic cities, beginning in Vienna and continuing in New York. In Part One, twelve-year-old Julie Weiss's world crashes around her when Hitler's invasion of Vienna forces her way to flee to the only home she has ever known. Leaving her beloved father behind, she heads off to America in Part Two, and starts a new life in New York City with an extended family she has never met. Through this transition from war zone to safe haven Julie is feisty and brave, emotional and real.
Original title: One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria, to New York, 1938
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ WWII Holocaust, And Aftermath