Anita Lobel

No Pretty Pictures

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Anita Lobel's memoir of her childhood experiences during World War II, published as young adult literature, has moved readers of all ages throughout America and around the world. It is simultaneously disarming and surprising in its point of view

No Pretty Pictures was started in 1996 as individual pieces of writing in a downtown New York writer's group. It was completed in Vermont in the summer of 1998.

Published by Greenwillow Books in 1998, it was nominated for the National Book Awardin November of that same year.

No Pretty Pictures has been translated into French, German, and Japanese.

It is available in bookstores everywhere as well as on the web at or

No Pretty Pictures has been translated into many languages and published around the globe.

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