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The HarmonicaThe Harmonica
Tony Johnston
This powerful story, inspired by the life of a Holocaust survivor, is a testament to the human spirit and the transcendent power of music. When the Nazis invaded Poland, a family is split apart. The parents are sent to one concentration camp, their son to another. Only his father's gift, a harmonica, keeps the boy's hopes alive and, miraculously, e ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2008-07-01 | ISBN-13: 9781570914898

Kate Lied
During the Great Depression, a family seeking work finds employment for two weeks digging potatoes in Idaho. ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2002-11-01 | ISBN-13: 9780792269465

The Patchwork PathThe Patchwork Path
Bettye Stroud
The images stitched into Hannah's quilt lead to secret signposts on the Underground Railroad as she and her father take flight from slavery on a perilous path to freedom.Now that Hannah’s papa has decided to make the run for freedom, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama — it’s a series of hidden clues that will guide the ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2007-08-28 | ISBN-13: 9780439851176

Saved by the BoatsSaved by the Boats
Julie Gassman
September 11, 2001 was a black day in U.S. history. Amid the chaos, sea captains and crews raced by boat to the tragic Manhattan scene. Nearly 500,000 people on Manhattan Island were rescued that day in what would later be called the largest sea evacuation in history. In this rarely told story of heroism, we come to understand that in our darkest h ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2016-08-01 | ISBN-13: 9781515702702

An Elephant in the GardenAn Elephant in the Garden
Michael Morpurgo
Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the f ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2013-10-08 | ISBN-13: 9781250034144

by Loic Dauvillier, Greg Salsedo
In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps. Hidden ends ...
Number of pages: 80 | Publication Date: 2014-04-01 | ISBN-13: 9781596438736

The Throwaway ChildrenThe Throwaway Children
Diney Costeloe
Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage, not knowing that the papers she has signed will entitle them to do what they like with the children. And it ...
Number of pages: 496 | Publication Date: 2016-05-01 | ISBN-13: 9781784970031

Eve Bunting
Embarking on a new life, Zoe and her family journey west to the Nebraska Territory in the 1800s. When Zoe and her family arrive at their claim, nothing distinguishes it from the miles and miles of surrounding prairie. Even after they build their soddie, the home can't be seen from any distance. Zoe has never seen Papa so happy or Mama so sad. But ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2001-05-01 | ISBN-13: 9780152024079

Tom Rogers
Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happened to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. Radar, his new dog, pretty much feels the same way. But this day has bigger things in store for both of them. Th ...
Number of pages: 200 | Publication Date: 2014-01-14 | ISBN-13: 9780991181001

The Whispering TownThe Whispering Town
Jennifer Elvgren
The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden. It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden ...
Number of pages: 32 | Publication Date: 2014-01-01 | ISBN-13: 9781467711951

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