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About the author:
About the author: A Montaigne Award Finalist, Marion A. Stahl, has a medical degree and specializes in writing about health-related topics.

In "Anita's Piano," she combines her loves of history and her professional background to help readers, especially young audience, explore the repercussions of harassment. "I was touched by Anita's life story. This is a lesson about lasting damage caused by bullying or social abuse," says Marion.

Be a Hero

A Witness to History

Authored by Marion A. Stahl
Edition: 1

A book young ones will not forget. Anita has a beautiful life where playing the piano and music surrounds her. Her family lives in Brno, Czechoslovakia. She is nine years old when her town is invaded by German military forces. She sees her world slowly crumble.

As the family is displaced again and again, she tries to come to terms with the horrible years that follow. An orphan at age 15, she is left to fend for herself.
"Anita Shorr has come forward to tell her incredible story as she survived the concentration camps during the Holocaust. It is her goal to ensure history does not repeat itself by sharing history's example of its most extreme form of bullying." Kirsten Schuder, M.S., Contributor

Awards: Anita has received many recognitions, including 'Movers and Shakers.' More recently, she was awarded the 'Exceptional Leader Award' by Senator Richard Blumenthal, the 'Distinguished Community Leadership Award' by Governor Nancy Wyman, and the State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation. These recognitions were celebrated during the ADL Centennial Gala.


"Her narratives reflects a positive attitude and touches the hearts of all." "Echoes and Reflections" - Anti-Defamation League.

"If someone is being bullied or marginalized, she says: 'Step in, Be a Hero. Don't stay silent. Speak out. This takes guts, but it is what we must do as people." - University of New Haven.

"She was driven by a relentless need to survive so that she could share her story and ensure that the nightmare of prejudice and violence would never happen again." - Josh Sayles, The Weston Forum -

Publication Date:
1492124125 / 9781492124122
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Bullying

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