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A Maze Me

by Naomi Shihab Nye & Terre Maher

A collection of seventy-two poems written especially for girls ages twelve and up by the much-honored and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye. "A lovely, rich collection that promises to be a lasting companion for...


The Mates, Dates Guide to Life, Love, and Looking Lusc

by Cathy Hopkins

Time for a lifestyle makeover?

The Mates, Dates girls will show you how!

Four super-tight friends dish their secrets for dealing with life's little dilemmas...

Like boys, for start: what they want, where...


Summary & Study Guide - The Teenage Brain

by Lee Tang

Adolescents Are Not an Alien Species,

Just a Misunderstood One.

The must-read summary of “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults,” by Frances E. Jensen,...


The Vale of Tears

by Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung & Vivian Felsen

An epic journey across borders, The Vale of Tears chronicles close to two years in the life of Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung as he seeks an escape route from Nazi-occupied Europe. In this rare, near day-byday account,...


Alone in the Storm

by Leslie Vertes

In 1944, twenty-year-old Leslie Vertes escapes from a forced labour detail in Budapest and miraculously survives by assuming a false identity. About to taste freedom as the end of the war nears, his liberation...


Bits and Pieces

by Henia Reinhartz

Lodz, Poland, 1944. Teenaged Henia Rosenfarb sat with her family in a small, secret room, hiding from Nazi soldiers who were looking for them. Little could the fiery redhead have imagined that her path would...


As the Lilacs Bloomed

by Anna Molnár Hegedűs

In the spring of 1944, as Germany occupied her native Hungary, Anna Hegedu?s barely had time to notice the flowers blooming around her. One year later, as the lilacs blossomed once again, she returned to her...


If, By Miracle

by Michael Kutz

Nearly buried alive, ten-year-old Michael Kutz narrowly escaped the Nazi death squad that killed 4,000 Jews, including his own family, in his hometown of Nies?wiez?. Guided by his mother’s last words and determined...


Suddenly the Shadow Fell

by Leslie Meisels

When 17-year-old Leslie Meisels insisted that his mother and two brothers join a transport leaving Debrecen, Hungary, to go who knows where, that decision luckily put them among the roughly 20,000 “exchange...


Knocking on Every Door

by Anka Voticky

As Hitler’s army swept into Czechoslovakia in 1939, Anka Voticky, a twenty-five-year-old mother of two, her husband, Arnold, and her family fled halfway around the world to an unlikely refuge – the Chinese...


The Hidden Package

by Claire Baum

Almost forty years after the end of the end of the war, Claire Baum opens a package from a stranger in Rotterdam, unleashing a flood of repressed memories from her childhood. As Claire delves into her past,...


Album of My Life

by Ann Szedlecki

Ann Szedlecki was a Hollywood-film-loving fourteen-year-old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and she fled to the Soviet Union with her older brother, hoping to return for the rest of her family later. Instead,...


Tenuous Threads / One of the Lucky Ones

by Judy Abrams & Eva Felsenberg Marx

Two Jewish girls born six months apart – Judit Grünfeld (Judy Abrams) in Hungary and Eva Felsenburg (Marx) in Czechoslovakia – are separated from their parents and forced to "pass" as Christian children....


Hope's Reprise

by David Newman

David Newman’s gifts as a musician and a teacher carried him through years of brutality during the war. Torn from his family in Poland and deported for forced labour at Skar?ysko- Kamienna, David battled desperation...


A Drastic Turn of Destiny

by Fred Mann

Under the Yellow & Red Stars is a remarkable story of survival, coming of age and homecoming after years as a stranger in a strange land. Alex Levin was only ten years old when he ran deep into the forest after...


The Shadows Behind Me

by Willie Sterner

For six desperate years, Willie Sterner’s skill as a painter saved him from death at the hands of the Nazis. Faced with inhumane conditions in slave labour camps and grieving the loss of his close-knit family,...


The Weight of Freedom

by Nate Leipciger

Nate Leipciger, a thoughtful, shy eleven-year-old boy, is plunged into an incomprehensible web of ghettos, concentration and death camps during the German occupation of Poland. As he struggles to survive, he...


W Hour

by Arthur Ney

Arthur Ney, a twelve-year-old smuggler outside the Warsaw ghetto walls when the ghetto uprising began in the spring of 1943, fled to the countryside with false papers to work on a farm. Almost a year later,...


If Home is Not Here

by Max Bornstein

Not quite two when he immigrated to Canada, Max Bornstein returned to Europe in 1933, the year that Adolf Hitler came to power. Barely surviving as a stateless refugee in 1930s Paris, he escaped France when...


Joy Runs Deeper

by Bronia Beker & Joseph Beker

Bronia and Josio (Joseph) grew up in Kozowa, a shtetl filled with lively culture, eccentric characters and extended family. When Bronia met Josio, she was charmed by his confidence and fearlessness. Separated...