Book Launch and Talk with Alana Snyder
Celebrate the launch of the new children's book, Grandma Is a Survivor.
What does it mean to be a survivor?
Allison always looks forward to day trips to Grandma’s! She visits her favorite park where she eats a delicious picnic lunch, fishes for salamanders, and plays on the playground. But there’s something extra special about Allison’s grandma―she is a Holocaust survivor. Throughout their day together, Allison learns that Grandma’s childhood was quite different from her own, and what it
means to be a survivor.
Grandma Is a Survivor is a safe and reassuring way to introduce young readers to the Holocaust through the love between a child and her grandma.
Snyder, the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors, wrote the book after coming up empty-handed
searching for developmentally appropriate books about the Holocaust for young children like her own.
“I became determined to write a book that introduced the topic in a way that would be accessible to that age group,” said Snyder. “I wrote a book based on my own experiences as the grandchild of survivors while juxtaposing those memories with my grandmother’s childhood.”
As antisemitism and Holocaust denial continue to run rampant, Snyder said she hopes that parents,
grandparents, and educators use Grandma is a Survivor to introduce this important, difficult topic to
young children. Snyder was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors. She is currently an early intervention teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. In late 2021, she founded 3GBMORE, a Baltimore-based group for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Snyder currently lives in Baltimore with her husband and two daughters.
Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00pm
Chizuk Amuno Congregation
8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208