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Trapped in Hitler's Web

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: europe, holocaust, military & wars

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler, explores the bonds of friendship and family against the perilous backdrop of war.

 

In the grip of World War II, Maria has realized that her Nazi-occupied Ukrainian town is no longer safe. Though she and her family might survive, her friend Nathan, who is Jewish, is in grave danger. So Maria …

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The Brushmaker's Daughter

by Kathy Kacer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: holocaust, europe, prejudice & racism

It is 1939 in Berlin, Germany, and twelve-year-old Lillian and her Papa are on the run from Nazi soldiers. Because they are Jewish, they are in danger of being arrested and put in prison. Lillian's father is blind and it seems no one is willing to help them, until they meet Otto Weidt. Mr. Weidt runs a factory that makes brushes for the Nazi army, …

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The War Below

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, europe

 

This companion novel to Skrypuch's Making Bombs for Hitler follows a boy who joins the underground Ukrainian resistance in the fight against Hitler.

 

The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out - even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he'll find he …

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Graffiti Knight

by Karen Bass
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: europe, parents, siblings

After a childhood cut short by World War II and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm seeks freedom of expression in a city governed by brutal police and oppressive Soviet forces. His graffiti successfully embarrasses the police, but it also endangers the people Wilm holds dear.

After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh …

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Ne dis rien à l’ennemi

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: military & wars, europe, holocaust

 

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Durant l’occupation soviétique en Ukraine pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, des membres de la famille de Krystia sont harcelés, d’autres sont arrêtés et tués. Lorsque les nazis libèrent la ville, ils sont accueillis à bras ouverts. Le meilleur ami de Krystia, Dolik, est réticent face aux nouveaux v …

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The Blackthorn Key Cryptic Collection Books 1-4

The Blackthorn Key; Mark of the Plague; The Assassin's Curse; Call of the Wraith

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Four thrilling books in the award-winning Blackthorn Key series are now available together in one action-packed boxed set—perfect for fans of Dan Brown!

Christopher Rowe was happy learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an exp …

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Call of the Wraith

by Kevin Sands
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this fourth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher Rowe has no idea who he is. After being shipwrecked in Devonshire, he wakes up alone, his memories gone. Villagers tell him he was possessed by an unseen evil, and only became conscious af …

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The Brave Princess and Me

by Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Juliana Kolesova
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 5 to 7
tagged: holocaust, friendship, europe

In 1943, the Second World War is raging, and the Nazis have taken control of most of Europe - including Athens, where Princess Alice of Greece lives. Princess Alice is kind and accepting of different types of people. Something the Nazis are not. Born deaf, she knows what it is like to be discriminated against. With the arrival of the Nazis, all the …

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Nevers

by Sara Cassidy
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: europe, girls & women

Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn they find themselves in a town called Nevers, which is filled with eccent …

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