Category Archives: WWII

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer is a middle-grade novel about a Jewish family in Krakow, Poland in 1936. Life has become increasingly dangerous, as the violence and persecution of Jews increase. Anna is afraid if they don’t escape … Continue reading

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That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson

That burning summer is a really interesting story of a romance that develops between a British girl and a Polish pilot who she finds honest her home after he is forced out of his plane by parachute. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Hedy’s Journey by Michelle Bisson

Hedy’s Journey by Michelle Bisson is a horrific, true story about a Hungarian Jewish girl named Hedy who had to travel through Germany during the Holocaust in search of safety. She takes a portion of the journey to America alone, as … Continue reading

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Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irene’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo is the story of a young social worker named Irena Sendler decided to do her part to help Warsaw’s Jews. She worked with the Polish Underground to smuggle over 2,000 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and … Continue reading

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Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Emma Carlson Berne

Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport, Emma Carlson Berne is a book that is written for middle school students about the Jews in Nazi Germany. The book contains stories of seven children who escaped Nazi Germany on Kindertransports funded by humanitarian groups … Continue reading

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Sachiko by Caren Stelson

Sachiko by Caren Stelson is a personal story of Sachiko. Sachiko was just a little girl when  the bomb dropped on Nagasaki to end WWII. Through this story the read is able to gain insights to life before, during and … Continue reading

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