Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II (Hardcover)
About the Author
Lia Levi was born in Pisa, Italy in 1931. She is the author of several works of fiction largely dedicated to Jewish themes, and is well known for her award-winning memoir, Just a Girl. She studied philosophy after World War II, and became a successful journalist and director of the Jewish monthly magazine, Shalom. She won the Premio Strega Giovani award in 2018 and the Elsa Morante prize in 1994.
Jess Mason is drawn to a variety of themes in her work. She is inspired by history, folk art, medieval manuscripts, Renaissance maps, and the sleeping positions of her cat. If she had a superpower, it would be time travel. As that’s not possible, transforming memories, stories, and experiences into illustration is the next best thing. She found it both fascinating and inspiring to venture into Lia’s world and view World War II through the lens of a child living through it. Visit her at www.jessmasonillustration.com.