Synopsis: In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it through alive. Whether it was thanks to lucky twists of fate or the loving sacrifices of others, they lived to tell their stories, which serve as reminders to never allow such a tragedy to happen again.
These are the unbelievable true stories of six children, in their own words, of how they survived one of the darkest times in human history. These are Holocaust survivors.
Survivors of the Holocaust. This is a collection of true stories from six Holocaust survivors that went through such a traumatic time in history, all told in their own words.
I appreciate this book for kids about kids. It makes their stories much more relatable for Isabella. It makes this terrible history more real when told through the eyes of other children.
This nonfiction graphic novel is an accessible way to teach children (especially reluctant readers) as young as 10 about the Holocaust. Isabella is 11 and she was very happy to get this book. I am hoping they’ll make more nonfiction graphic novels in the future. She loves reading, and I want books that are well-done and educational.
These true stories can also “help kids understand the true impact of childhood separations from their families, the chilling prospect of never seeing your family members again and can help engage them in discussions about current events on immigration in our country today”School Library Journal
Included in the back of the book is:
- information on what happened to each survivor
- a Holocaust glossary
- illustrated timeline
- online resources for Holocaust education
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Isabella is in 6th grade and when this book came for us to read, though she had heard about Nazi’s and the Holocaust, she didn’t really know much about it. She’s a fan of graphic novels, so this was a great way for her to learn more about this topic. We highly recommend this book for your family’s library.
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