Looking back, eighteen-year-old Tadzio realized that it all began when his father walked out on him September 8, 1939. That same day, his Scoutmaster challenged Tadzio and his friends to give their all for Poland. At first, thirteen-year-old Tadzio said no. Now, five years later, the Germans still occupied Poland. But at least Tadzio rose to the challenge. And he still had hope. This is how it began. Book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0UdE5oij20
As of March 28, 2015, Rising Hope was listed as the #1 New Release in Children’s Holocaust Fiction Books on Amazon.
“Rising Hope is an homage to all Polish teenagers who fought the German evil so bravely during WWII. A must read.”
— Julian Kulski Author of The Color of Courage, 2014. Kulski, son of the Polish mayor of Warsaw, was ten when Germany invaded Poland in 1939, and twelve when he joined Warsaw’s fight against the Germans.