Tag Archives: World War II

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

image from turn-the-page.net Sepetys, Ruta.  Between Shades of Gray.  344 p. Philomel Books. 2011. ISBN 978-0-399-25412-3. Can you imagine having your whole family brutally forced to leave your home and taken by train to a forced labor camp?  That’s what … Continue reading

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Boyne, John.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  215 p.  David Fickling Books.  2006.  ISBN  978-0-385-75106-3. Reading about the Holocaust is horrific.  This fictional tale is perhaps even more horrific to read because it’s narrated by nine-year-old Bruno, the son … Continue reading

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For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.  For Freedom:  The Story of a French Spy.  181 p. Dell Laurel-Leaf. 2003. ISBN 978-0-440-41831-3. Wow!  For Freedom:  The Story of a French Spy was incredibly suspenseful.  The book is based on a true story. Imagine you … Continue reading

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