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I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II

By: Marisabina Russo
illustrated by: Marisabina Russo

What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into...

I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II

By: Marisabina Russo
illustrated by: Marisabina Russo

What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into...

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

Two Jewish sister leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and seven-year-old Nellie—are...


Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3

By: Tad Hills
illustrated by: Tad Hills

PRESCHOOLERS WILL CHEER the return of Duck and Goose! All the favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return—this time to introduce basic counting concepts.One goose. Two ducks. Three...

The Other Half of Life

By: Kim Ablon Whitney

A heartbreaking novel based on the true story of a World War II voyage.In May of 1939, the SS St. Francis sets sail from Germany, carrying German Jews and other refugees away from Hitler’s regime....

Milkweed

By: Jerry Spinelli

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery MedalistHe's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself,...


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

“Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today   Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he...

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

By: Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.“No matter how many Holocaust stories one...

The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.It is 1939. Nazi Germany....