Coming soon from Lucille Lantz
The heart of The Button is the story of a family of Jewish immigrants appreciating the freedoms and opportunity in America.
The book is based on family stories and historical fact. Children will learn about the history of the influx of immigrants to the USA, in a story that will captivate and entertain, as they share the emotions that Maxine encounters.
The Lantz family has to leave Austria: the new Chancellor, Adolph Hitler, and his Nazi soldiers, have an intense hatred for Jews. The family has to wait a long time to get the money for passports and boarding passes for passage to America. They and are forced to leave Grandma behind, later discovering she was taken to a concentration camp.
During the dreadful journey in steerage, Maxine befriends a lady travelling on one of the upper decks and finds a beautiful button which she is unable to return to her before they must leave the ship.
Who would have guessed that when Papa opens a tailor shop the mysterious button will reunite their family.
Little does Maxine know that button will become her future!