About the Author


Jack Sacco

Jack Sacco is the award-winning and bestselling author of Where the Birds Never Sing and Above the Treetops.

​Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Sacco earned his engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is the winner of the Alabama Library Association's 2005 Author Award for Where the Birds Never Sing. Past winners of this prestigious award include Harper Lee for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Where the Birds Never Sing was also nominated for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.

Where the Birds Never Sing, published by HarperCollins, is a nonfiction account of his father Joe Sacco's experiences during the Second World War. Where the Birds Never Sing has been endorsed by Rabbi Abraham Cooper on behalf of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.


Liberating Dachau

Having participated in the liberation of Dachau during World War II, Joe Sacco inspired his son to write a book that bears witness to the atrocities he encountered.

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