Help Support an Inspirational Picture Book for Kids and Get a Copy for Yourself


Book is based on based on the true-life story of Alter Wiener, a teen survivor of five prison labor camps during WWII (illustration (c) 2013 by Craig Orback)

Children’s book author Trudy Ludwig, who specializes in books “that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children’s social interactions,” is working on an extraordinary project that deserves widespread support.

She’s collaborating with illustrator Craig Orback on a 32-page picture book titled Gifts from the Enemy, based on the true-life story of Alter Wiener, a teen survivor of five prison labor camps during WWII and the author of From a Name to a Number. Wiener has authorized the project.

Ludwig has written several children’s books including My Secret Bully. Trouble Talk. Too Perfect and Confessions of a Former Bully. As you can tell from the titles, she has dedicated her considerable talents to helping raise resilient and caring children.

Ludwig and Orback are launching their project on Kickstarter because, “With big publishing house mergers and buyouts taking place right and left these days, we want to create a more hands-on publishing model that further supports collaborative efforts.”  And I have to admit I’m anxious to see how they do because I’m thinking of raising funds for my next book on Kickstarter after having written several books for major publishing houses.

Click here to view the Kickstarter campaign and pledge support for this worthy project and click below to see their video.



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