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Enfant volée

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: europe, non-classifiable

 

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Alors qu’elle a été volée à sa famille par les nazis, Nadia essaie de donner un sens à ses souvenirs confus et à ses cauchemars. Peu à peu, elle découvre la vérité : la famille allemande au sein de laquelle elle a grandi et celle qu’elle appelait sa mère ne sont pas vraiment qui elle croyait. Mais o …

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The Traitor's Blade

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

Christopher’s homecoming takes a sinister turn when a murderous conspiracy is uncovered in this fifth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher, Tom, and Sally are back in London at last. Everyone is relieved at their return—the plague has ended, and the king, pleased with their service, offers a surprising reward. But troub …

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Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

by Anne Dublin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: europe, emigration & immigration, post-confederation (1867-)

Thirteen-year-old Jacob’s life is hard in 1920s Poland, where he lives in an orphanage for Jewish children. His days are brightened by playing in the orphanage mandolin orchestra. When an American benefactor arrives with the promise of a new life in Canada at a farm school, Jacob and his friends are thrilled. But can they trust this man to keep h …

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Faire des bombes pour Hitler

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

 

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Lida et sa petite soeur Larissa sont capturées par les nazis et séparées l’une de l’autre. Lida est envoyée dans un camp de travail. Les conditions sont extrêmement pénibles et elle oeuvre de l’aube au coucher du soleil en ne mangeant que de la soupe et du pain, vêtue d’une robe légère et sans sou …

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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 Stray and the Strangers

by Steven Heighton, illustrated by Melissa Iwai
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: emigration & immigration, dogs, europe

Based on a true story, a stray dog befriends an orphan boy in a refugee camp on a Greek island.

The fishermen on Lesvos call her Kanella because of her cinnamon color. She’s a scrawny, nervous stray — easily intimidated by the harbor cats and the other dogs that compete for handouts on the pier.

One spring day a dinghy filled with weary, desper …

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The Brushmaker's Daughter

by Kathy Kacer
edition: Paperback
  • 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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