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Publisher Description

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.

This title has Common Core connections.

Godwin Books

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2017
October 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
11.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 8-13

Customer Reviews

Grandmother Joyce ,

Incredible reading experience

The power of the human spirit in the face of horrific prosecution is meticulously portrayed as the author presents the story of a girl surviving Auschwitz and the loss of her family. Based on a real person and true events give it power. Reading this now, as the news of survivors traveling to Auschwitz for the 75th anniversary of their release from that horrific place, was difficult, heartbreaking, and encouraging.

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