WHITE ROSE, by Kip Wilson, HMHTeen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers


A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.

Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators.

approx. 368 pages

Out April 2nd, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Another Wow!

A powerful and profound story, written in verse, about a group of teens willing to raise their voices against the genocide against the Jews being committed by the Nazis and Hitler during WWII. The journey this group endured to stand firm against the war and Hitler’s regime is both heart-wrenching and intoxicating.  More stories need to be written about this historical event to keep awareness brilliantly exposed in order to prevent history from repeating itself.

I was impressed with the writing and the style used. Not only was it unexpected (story in verse), but it was done so well that I enjoyed the story immensely.  I can only hope that the author’s message is completely understood by others.

The author’s notes tell how events that this book was based on actually happened. She goes on to explain how White Rose affected the war and her thoughts.  Just reading that part of the book brought everything home.  Throughout the book, the author did a great job in relating to Sophie’s feelings and thoughts about the Holocaust. Very impressive, yet sad book.

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