Elisa Boxer:


• Children's author
• Emmy Award-winning journalist

New York Times-published essayist
• Columbia-trained newspaper,

   magazine and TV reporter

• Former ABC-affiliate news anchor

• Creator of the Mindful Ink column

   at Inc. magazine

Today Show parenting team blogger

"Boxer threads the delicate needle of keeping hope alight while also writing with age-appropriate frankness about the horrors of the Holocaust and the reckoning with its aftermath." - Center for Children's Books starred review

"Helps a little-known Holocaust heroine emerge from the darkness." - Kirkus starred review

2024 Sydney Taylor Honor Winner

"An important true account to add to all collections. [This] inspiring story will spur on anyone who doubts just how much difference one young person can truly make." - School Library Journal starred review

"Boxer's action-packed recounting of Geller's determination, selflessness and agency is a refreshing alternative to the more prolific gentile-savior stories of the Holocaust...a compelling assurance for youth that everyone has a potential hero within." - Booklist starred review

"Compelling from cover to cover—a gem of a biography!"
- Kirkus starred review

Abrams Books

"Inspirational...heartily recommended for elementary nonfiction collections." - School Library Journal

"Boxer's writing makes this moment in history come alive." ~ Booklist

"A most suitable lesson for our time." ~ School Library Journal

New York Times published essayist Elisa Boxer

"Thanks to a 4-Year-Old, a Laugh Stronger Than Death"