Book Announcement

Susan Heagy, author, president of Abundant Hope International and blogger for Yattir Publishing, has written a book on the Holocaust. Focusing on those who know nothing of the Holocaust, whether child or adult, this book will introduce the hard subject of the Holocaust.

“Why is Great-Grandma So Sad? Discovering the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child.”

Author: Susan E. Heagy
Publisher: Yattir Publishing
Language: English
Retail: $9.95
Release Date: November, 17, 2015
For licensing or bulk sales: Mel Cohen,


Grandma-CoverConcept5 (1)This book is primarily written for children ages 7 to 14, but it is also intended for readers of any age who may have difficulty reading books having to do with the tragic Holocaust of WWII. This story is presented from the personal perspective of a family in the midst of the Holocaust, without the deep distressing details of the time, but historically correct.

Sarah, at the age of seven, does not understand the extreme sadness her great grandmother portrays; prompting her to ask her mother the question, “Why is Great Grandma so sad?” Her mother decides it is time to relate the Holocaust experience of Great Grandma Hannah which began at the same age as Sarah.

This story gives an account of a family experiencing the onset of WWII, ghetto life, being sent to a concentration camp, and the unusual circumstances surrounding their struggle to survive. Through the dialog Sarah gains a new view of her great grandmother Hannah, as a child.

Hannah, through necessity, grows up much too quickly. While she endures these changes and experiences and especially during times of hiding, her doll Rachael is always there as a confidant and constant companion in her loneliness.

She hears also of an unbelievable time when the Jewish people were treated horribly and unfairly. Sarah comes to realize how the Jews, her own people, demonstrated strength and resilience under pressure with a determination to survive. This story brings to life the sadness, and the hope, tightly interwoven in the lives of those who survived the Holocaust culminating with a surprise ending.

Throughout this dialog Sarah learns along with the child Hannah about a time in history no one should ever forget. It is the hope of the author those reading this book will also learn the truth of that time and not allow the voices of those who experienced it to be silenced.

This particular story of Great Grandma is historical fiction. The family is not real but the experiences are based on the true life war accounts taken from several Survivors of this catastrophe.

“Why is Great-Grandma So Sad?” is available on this website, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Books-a-Million and

Opportunity: If your school, museum, business or organization has similar focus and/or interest in the Holocaust Survivors, consider licensing this book with your information on the pages inside.

To make this happen contact Mel Cohen

To dialog with the author, Susan writes the blog of this website. Address your comments to this blog.


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