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Adler, David A. One Yellow Daffodil; A Hannukah Story
Harcourt-Brace 1995
This picture book, beautiful both in its art and its story, is about a Holocaust survivor
who has lost his faith, but begins to regain it years later.
Grade: 04-06 PZ7 .A2615 01 1995

Arrick, Fran Chernowitz!
Penguin 1983
Bobby Cherno is cruelly harassed by Emmett, himself the victim of an abusive father.
While Emmett influences others to join in his attacks, Bobby plans and carries out his
revenge, with a less than satisfactory result.
Grade: 07-09

Asscher-Pinkhof, Clara Star Children
Wayne State University Press 1986
Rendered into English from the original Dutch, these brief stories are told from the
point of view of the children who are their narrators. Through their innocent eyes the
reader sees the events that occurred in Amsterdam, Westerbork and finally, Bergen-
Belsen, where some 105,000 Dutch Jews perished during the Holocaust.
Grade: 07-09 PT5807 .A78 S813

Baylis-White, Mary Sheltering Rebecca
Lodestar Books 1991
Sally befriends a somber refugee from Nazi Germany. As she learns of Rebecca’s past
sorrows and they share wartime dangers in England, their friendship grows.
Grade: 04-06 PZ7 .B3425 SH

Drucker, Malka, and Michael Halperin Jacob’s Rescue; A Holocaust Story
Bantam Books 1993
Eight-year-old Jacob escapes from the Warsaw Ghetto and is saved by Alex Roslan
and his family. Through fear, sickness, and hunger, these Polish citizens protect Jacob
until the war’s end, when he must be returned to his father.
Grade: 06-09 PZ7 .D824 J3

Gotfryd, Bernard Anton The Dove Fancier and Other Tales Of The Holocaust
Pocket Books 1990
A young Polish Jew relates heartbreaking stories of Jews caught up in the Nazi
persecutions, from before the outbreak of war to liberation, with humor and horror,
and respect for the humanity of his characters.
Grade: 09-12 PS 3557 .O 7935 A58

Kerr, Judith When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Dell 1971
Anna and her warm and loving family seek refuge from the Nazis, traveling from one
country to another, suffering the problems and indignities of refugees, but always
managing to stay together.
Grade: 06-09 PZ7 .K46815 WH3

Laird, Christa Shadow Of The Wall
Greenwillow 1989
Misha, living in Dr. Korczak’s Orphans’ Home in the Warsaw Ghetto, brings food and
solace to his ailing mother for as long as he can, becomes a resistance fighter, then
seeks to escape through the dreaded sewers.
Grade: 06-09 PZ7 .61577 SH

Levitin, Sonia Journey to America
Atheneum 1970
While Papa waits in America, Lisa Platt, her mother and two sisters try to escape the
Nazis’ closing trap so they can join him in safety in America, enduring poverty in
Switzerland before they can escape.
Grade: 07-10 PZ7 .L58

Lowry, Lois Number The Stars
Houghton Mifflin 1989
Courageous Danish Christians join together to save Danish Jews from the Nazi terror.
This story of one family’s devotion to their Jewish friends illustrates the bravery that
defines the Danish spirit.
Grade: 06-09 PS3562 .097 N8

Matas, Carol After The War
Simon and Schuster 1996
After liberation Ruth returns to her Polish village only to learn that her family has
been totally destroyed. A Palestine underground leader persuades her to help rescue
children on the dangerous journey to Eretz Israel, and the story of their flight to
freedom is movingly told.
Grade: 06-09 PS8576 .A7994 A8

Matas, Carol Lisa’s War
Scribner 1987
Lisa joins her brother Stefan as a member of the Danish resistance, becoming first a
secret messenger, then joining her friend in a more dangerous mission to help their
fellow Jews as they start their journey of rescue to Sweden.
Grade: 05-08 PS8576 .A7994 L5

Neshamit, Sarah The Children Of Mapu Street
Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House 1977
After the Germans invaded Kovno, only a few Jews survived. How the Lithuanian
peasants and partisans either helped them or joined in the Nazi slaughter is told in
this moving book.
Grade: 08-12 PS5054 .N48 Y4

Nolan, Han If I Should Die Before I Wake
Harcourt 1994
With an unusual twist of fantasy, the author takes her young protagonist back to
another life in a Nazi concentration camp.
Grade: 09-12 PZ7 .N6783 I4

Orgel, Doris The Devil In Vienna
Dial Press 1978
An impossible friendship survives in 1938 Vienna between a Jewish girl and the
Catholic daughter of a Nazi official, as both face the Nazi terror, each in her own way.
Grade: 07-10 PS3565 .R73 D4

Orlev, Uri Island On Bird Street
Houghton Mifflin 1984
Alex, eleven years old, waits alone for his father to return to their abandoned house
on Bird Street in the Warsaw Ghetto. He spends the hard winter foraging for food and
fuel, hiding from patrols and watching life on the other side of the ghetto wall.
Grade: 06-08 PJ5054 .O7 4125

Orlev, Uri The Man From The Other Side
Houghton Mifflin 1991
Marek has been helping his Polish step-father smuggle food into the Warsaw Ghetto.
After learning that his own father was a Jew, Marek finds himself inadvertently in the
midst of the Ghetto uprising.
Grade: 06-09 P27 .O633 N3

Richter, Hans Peter I Was There
Puffin Books 1987
The sensitive young narrator describes, through anecdotes, the gradual transformation
of innocent young boys from Hitler youth into Hitler’s soldiers, many of whom meet
their end at Stalingrad.
Grade: 05-08 PZ7 .R4154 I AD

Richter, Hans Peter Friedrich
Penguin 1987
A young German boy describes life in strife-torn Germany from 1925-1942, and records
the fate of his Jewish best friend.
Grade: 05-08 PT2678 .I 317 D33

Schnur, Steven The Shadow Children
Morrow 1994
Etienne encounters the ghosts on his beloved grandfather’s farm, and helps all the old
people of their town to confront the tragedy that continues to haunt them — the
Nazis’ murder of thousands of children — which none may forget.
Grade: 05-08 PZ7 .S3644

Suhl, Yuri Uncle Misha’s Partisans
Shapolsky 1988
Young Motele, orphaned by the murderous Nazis, is rescued by a Jewish partisan
band. He uses his talent as a violinist to strike back at his persecutors.
Grade: 06-09 DS135 .R93

Vos, Ida Hide And Seek
Houghton, Mifflin 1991
Rachel and her immediate family go into hiding, and as the days go by family
members, friends, and neighbors drop out of sight. At war’s end they wait for word of
the missing ones.
Grade: 04-06 PZ7 .V9718 H1

Vos, Ida Anna Is Still Here
Penguin 1986
After three years in hiding Anna is reunited with her parents, but this is only the
beginning of her long journey back to a normal life.
Grade: 05-08 PZ7 .V9718 A5