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The Butterfly

Patricia Polacco · Spoken Arts
Pages: 48
Format: Audio CD

Since the Tall Boots--the Nazis--have marched into Monique's small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her. Until the night Monique encounters "the little ghost" sitting at the end of her bed. When she turns out to be--not a ghost at all--but a young girl named...
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Benno and the Night of Broken Glass (Holocaust)

Meg Wiviott · Kar-Ben
Pages: 26
Format: Book

A neighborhood cat observes the changes in German and Jewish families in its town during the period leading up to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass that becomes the true beginning of the Holocaust. This cats-eye view introduces the Holocaust to children in a gentle way that can open...
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ALAN GRATZ · Scholastic Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft,...
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Catherine's War

Julia Billet · HarperAlley
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

"A shining story of a young girl who struggles to come of age and find her place in a world fraught with danger." - Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hitler Youth

* Winner of the Youth Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (voted...

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Alan Gratz · Scholastic Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.

June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world....
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Number the Stars

Lois Lowry · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 137
Format: Paperback

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance...

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I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust

Auerbacher, Inge · Puffin Books
Pages: 87
Format: Paperback

Inga Auerbacher's childhood was as happy and peaceful as any other German child's--until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and she and her parents were rounded up and sent to a concentration camp. The Auerbachers defied death for three years until they were freed. This story allows...
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr · Puffin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant, suspenseful middle-grade novel has been a favorite for over forty years. Perfect for Holocaust Remembrance Month.

Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning,...
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White Bird: A Wonder Story

R. J. Palacio · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.

In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands...
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Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Loïc Dauvillier · First Second
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when...

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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

Russell Freedman · Clarion Books
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover

In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends...
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The Upstairs Room

Johanna Reiss · HarperCollins
Format: Library Binding

A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.
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We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport

Deborah Hopkinson · Scholastic Focus
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson illuminates the true stories of Jewish children who fled Nazi Germany, risking everything to escape to safety on the Kindertransport.

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under...
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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Megan Shepherd · Listening Library
Format: Audiobook

"Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classics - yes, even The Secret Garden." - Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses...
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The Length of a String

Elissa Brent Weissman · Dial Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.

Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah...
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Shadow on the Mountain

Margi Preus · Amulet Books
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers,...
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Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition

Tilar J Mazzeo · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Tilar Mazzeo comes the extraordinary and long forgotten story of Irena Sendler - the "female Oskar Schindler" - who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II - now adapted...
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What Was the Holocaust?

GAIL HERMAN · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event - the Holocaust.

The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps - six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis,...
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