Karen Levine

Karen Levine is an award-winning producer with CBC Radio and creator of Hana’s Suitcase, the story of the Jewish orphan’s suitcase and a Japanese teacher and students who were determined to discover her identity. Levine first conceived the story as a radio documentary, then reframed it as a book. Since its publication ten years ago, Levine has traveled with it to classrooms and communities throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan. The reactions to Hana’s brave, heartbreaking story from children, educators, and readers around the world are folded into Hana’s Suitcase Anniversary Album (Second Story). Levine lives in Toronto.