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

MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

Silence can be powerful. Kathy Kacer's second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history's most famous mime. Desperate to save them from the Nazis, Henry and Helen's mother makes the harrowing decision to take her children from their home in 1940s … Continue reading MASTERS OF SILENCE, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

THE RED RIBBON, by Lucy Adlington, Candlewick Press

Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might have all been friends together. But this was Birchwood. As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no … Continue reading THE RED RIBBON, by Lucy Adlington, Candlewick Press

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

DESCRIPTION: Anna and her family have only one hope left to escape certain doom. It's 1936 and life is becoming dangerous for the Jews of Krakow. As incidents of violence and persecution increase day by day, Anna begs her father to leave Poland, but he insists it's impossible. How could he give up his position … Continue reading THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, by Kathy Kacer, Annick Press

HITLER, STALIN and I, An Oral History, Heda Margolius Kovaly and Helena Trestikova, Translated by Ivan Margolius, Doppelhouse Press

Heda Margolius Kovály (1919–2010) was a renowned Czech writer and translator born to Jewish parents. Her best-selling memoir, Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941–1968 has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her crime novel Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street—based on her own experiences living under Stalinist oppression—was named an … Continue reading HITLER, STALIN and I, An Oral History, Heda Margolius Kovaly and Helena Trestikova, Translated by Ivan Margolius, Doppelhouse Press