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The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition

The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

by Judy Batalion
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: holocaust, historical, judaism, europe, women

This young readers’ edition is the remarkable untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. It has already been optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture.

As their communities were being destroyed, groups of Jewish women and teenage girls across Poland began transforming …

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Nous voilà tout oreilles !

Niccolo Paganini

by Ana Gerhard, illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Benoît Brière
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. On this occasion, he finds himself bouncing around in Emily's skirt pocket as she joyfully skips down the stairs to her father's bustling workshop. A very special guest has just arrived, a musician deemed to be the best violinist in the world. Little do t …

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Un vrai coup de maître !

Franz Joseph Haydn

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator Benoît Brière & I Musici de Montréal, by Ana Gerhard
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music.He has just spent an amazing summer in the country with his cousin Maxim. The meals have been fabulous, followed by delightful concerts with gifted musicians who are there to play for the prince and his guests. Autumn is now upon them and something has gon …

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Curieux comme un petit chat !

Franz Schubert

by Ana Gerhard, illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Benoît Brière
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. The setting is a lively open-air café on a beautiful spring day after a long, hard winter. In the midst of people talking and laughing, a very strange fellow sits by himself, book in hand, reading a poem about a trout swimming joyfully in a brook. The sm …

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Traitors Among Us

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

 

World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe.

 

Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler.

 

Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst -- or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited …

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We Are All Ears!

Niccolo Paganini

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Colm Feore, by Ana Gerhard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. On this occasion, he finds himself bouncing around in Emily’s skirt pocket as she joyfully skips down the stairs to her father’s bustling workshop. A very special guest has just arrived, a musician deemed to be the best violinist in the world. Little …

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Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

by Anne Dublin, read by Steven Vlahos
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: europe, post-confederation (1867-), emigration & immigration

 

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 …

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Under the Iron Bridge

by Kathy Kacer
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: holocaust, europe, prejudice & racism

It’s 1938 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paul is feeling pressured to join the Hitler Youth. The last thing he wants to do is march around with a bunch of bullies, supporting the Gestapo and abusing the city’s Jews, but even Paul’s parents think he should go along with his classmates in order to keep himself safe.

Just when he’s starting to des …

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A Brilliant Plan!

Joseph Haydn

illustrated by Marie Lafrance, by Ana Gerhard, other primary creator Colm Feore & I Musici de Montréal
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: music, europe

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music.He has just spent an amazing summer in the country with his cousin Maxim. The meals have been fabulous, followed by delightful concerts with gifted musicians who are there to play for the prince and his guests. Autumn is now upon them and something has gon …

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