Eric Heuvel is one of the top graphic artists in the Netherlands, and concentrates on writing and illustrating educational graphic novels. His newest effort,Â A Family Secret (Farrar Strauss and Giroux), is a historically accurate account of life in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Jeroen finds a photo album that brings back hard memories for his grandmother, Helena. And after he hears the stories about her Jewish best friend, Esther, and her own father, a policeman and Nazi sympathizer, Jeroen makes a surprising discovery. A Family Secret and its companion novel, The Search, have won the Dutch Comics Association’s category award. — E.E.B.