October 8, 2013
Nicholson-area resident Jeanne Moran donated copies of her Young Adult historical fiction novel, “Risking Exposure” to area school and community libraries.
The heart of the story is the Nazi’s prejudice against and persecution of people with disabilities, part of a lesser known pogrom nicknamed T4. The novel deals with issues of courage as fourteen-year old amateur photographer and Hitler Youth member Sophie Adler contracts polio, setting her on a journey from which there is no return, one that changes her status from Nazi insider to Nazi target.
Jeanne Moran is a long-time NEPA resident and physical therapist. She reached adulthood without learning about the plight of people with disabilities during the Nazi regime. This book is her effort to share a tale of human dignity in a dark time in history.
She is an active member of the Factoryville United Methodist Church, the Endless Mountains Writers Group housed at the Dietrich Theater and the Factoryville Playground Task Force. She reads and writes stories in which unlikely heroes make a difference in their corner of the world. In her everyday life, she strives to be one of them.
Risking Exposure is available in print and e-book, on Amazon and Nook.