Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

Book Review | The Year of Goodbyes
by Debbie Levy

Score: 3

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Book Review | Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear
by Tomi Ungerer

Score: 3

illustrated by Tomi Ungerer © 2010, Phaidon Press Limited. Otto is a teddy bear that begins his life as a special birthday gift for David, a young German Jewish boy, becomes a trusted friend of the boy and his best friend, Oskar and a willing participant in their childhood pranks. When Hitler takes over Germany, [...]

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Book Review | Resistance Book 1
by Carla Jablonski

Score: 3

Art by Leland Purvis Color by Hilary Sycamore © 2010, :01/ First Second. In this exciting and emotionally powerful graphic novel set in France during World War II, three young people get involved in the French Resistance. Paul and his sister, Marie, must shepherd their Jewish friend, Henri, to a safe house in Paris to [...]

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Book Review | Black Radishes
by Susan Lynn Meyer

Score: 2

© 2010, Delacorte Press. In this novel, based on actual experiences of the author’s father and aunt during the War, young Gustave and his family, who are Jewish, flee the Nazi occupation of Paris and find themselves in a small village right on the border of Occupied and Unoccupied France. In order to obtain food [...]

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Book Review | Benno and the Night of Broken Glass
by Meg Wiviott

Score: 3

Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon © 2010, Kar-Ben Publishing. Using picture books to explain the Holocaust to children is rarely a good idea. However, this may be a rare exception. We watch a German neighborhood going about its business in the days leading up to Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) through the eyes of a [...]

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