The power that music has to set us free. Based on a true story.
An immediate success in Italy on its release, with readings in schools and institutional settings. Cicci has everything a girl could want: a wonderful comfortable life, a family that loves her, lots of friends and a great passion for music. But from the day in which the racial laws are enacted in Italy, little by little, everything that she loves is taken away from her. All that will remain will be her violin, from which she will not be separated at any cost. It is actually the violin that, after a long silence, tells the story of Cicci’s slow descent towards the hell of Auschwitz, where she will be forced to play for the SS. Even in that terrible situation the girl will experience the power that music has to set us free. Based on a true story.
Anna Lavatelli is one of Italy’s best known children’s writers. She has won a number of prizes, including the “Battello a Vapore” in 1993 and the Andersen award in 2005 as best Italian author with Bimbambel (Interlinea). Her books have been published in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, South Korea, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.