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Stones on a Grave

by Kathy Kacer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: parents, orphans & foster homes, holocaust

Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage—a medical certificate and a Star of David—lead her to Germany. Despite her fears—she doesn’t speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she’s never been on an …

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The Girl Who Was Born that Way

by Gail Benick
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: girls & women, siblings, holocaust

The Girl Who Was Born That Way is the story of the Berk family, not exactly an ordinary Jewish family, trying to bury its Holocaust past while starting over in post-war USA. The novel centers on the dynamics between the family's four daughters, the two oldest girls who grew up in the Lodz Ghetto and he two youngest who came of age in an idyllic Ame …

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With Fearful Bravery

by Lynne Kositsky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: asia, holocaust, military & wars, orphans & foster homes

After fifteen-year-old Freda’s father disappears on Crystal Night, she, her mother, and her younger sister flee Germany for the “safe haven” of Shanghai. But the safe haven becomes anything but “safe” when Freda’s mother abandons her children. Forced to become an adult before her time, Freda finds strength, work, and new friends. She al …

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Soldier Doll

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: military & wars, war & military, holocaust

When fifteen-year-old Elizabeth finds an antique doll in a garage sale, she thinks it would be a good gift for her dad who's about to ship out for Afghanistan. She doesn’t realize that the doll might be a missing (and very valuable) historical artifact. With the help of Evan, the cute guy who works at the local used bookstore, Elizabeth discovers …

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Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust

by Leanne Lieberman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: religion & faith, holocaust, contemporary

Lauren Yanofsky doesn't want to be Jewish anymore. Her father, a noted Holocaust historian, keeps giving her Holocaust memoirs to read, and her mother doesn't understand why Lauren hates the idea of Jewish youth camps and family vacations to Holocaust memorials. But when Lauren sees some of her friends—including Jesse, a cute boy she likes—pla …

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Whispers Series #1 From the Ghetto

by Kathy Kacer & Sharon Mckay
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: holocaust, biographical, europe

The stories in this book come from behind the walls and barbed wire of Europe's ghettos during the Nazi regime. We hear the voices of young boys and girls as they live with the fear that they might be deported to the death camps at any moment. Theirs are stories of courage and determination, of struggle and resistance. They speak for those who, lik …

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What World is Left

by Monique Polak
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, values & virtues, general (see also headings under social themes)

A pampered child used to having her own way, Anneke Van Raalte lives outside Amsterdam, where her father is a cartoonist for the Amsterdam newspaper. Though Anneke's family is Jewish, her religion means little to her. Anneke's life changes in 1942 when the Nazis invade Holland, and she and her family are deported to Theresienstadt, a concentration …

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The Whirlwind

by Carol Matas
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism, emigration & immigration

It is 1941. Fourteen-year-old Ben Friedman flees the horrors of Nazi Germany with his parents and his sister, leaving behind his grandparents, his friends, his home. They make a difficult journey over land and sea all the way to Japan and then to America. In Seattle, Ben dares to hope that he will finally be safe. He finds a friend in John, a Japan …

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