Category Archives: WWII

Best Of 2018: Debbie

Wooooo! We missed our “Best Of” post last week cause it was WILD. But never fear! We are posting TWO Best Of posts this week in order to make up for it. And we’re starting with Debbie! Debbie is our … Continue reading

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Mapping the Bones – Jane Yolen

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen What’s it about: It’s 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that’s how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, … Continue reading

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Debbie’s Best of 2017!

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke Polish-Catholic Irene Gut is 17 years old in 1939 when the German Panzers roll into Poland crushing everything in their path. A nursing student, unaware of the fate … Continue reading

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The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: pastor, spy, unlikely hero by Patricia McCormick

The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: pastor, spy, unlikely hero by Patricia McCormick About: It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his … Continue reading

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose About: At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of their nation’s leaders, a group of teenagers resolved to … Continue reading

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