Resources in the LibraryWe have 119 books and eBooks, some are fiction, some are biographies and nonfiction. We also have access to enumerable resources accessible through our databases or a OneSearch internet search through our catalog.
Fiction TitlesOdette's Secrets, by Maryann MacDonald
**Lone Star Award Winner 2014-2015
Odette is a young Jewish girl living in Paris during a dangerous time. The Nazis have invaded the city, and every day brings new threats. After Odette's father enlists in the French army and her mother joins the Resistance, Odette is sent to the countryside until it is safe to return.On the surface, she leads the life of a regular girl--going to school, doing chores, and even attending Catholic Mass with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets about the life she left behind and her true identity.Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyers--and written in moving free-verse poetry--this is a story of courage, of determination to survive, and of a young girl forced to hide in plain sight.
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible became Possible. . . on Schindler's List, by Leon Leyson
**Lone Star Award Winner 2014-2015
In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory-a list that became world renowned: Schindler's List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
**Newbery Medal Winner 1990
It's 1943 Copenhagen and the Jews of Denmark are being
"relocated," so Annemarie Johansen's best friend, Ellen, moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family. When Annemarie is asked to go a dangerous mission, she must find the courage to save her friend's life.
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
The extraordinary #1; New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. From the Hardcover edition.
*All summaries are from the Follett Destiny database, "TitlePeek". 2015. Follett School Solutions Inc.
Book and Movie Trailers:
Movieclips Trailers. The Book Thief Official Trailer #1 (2013). YouTube. 21 August 2013. Web. 25 January 2015.
Palma, Marie. A Book Trailer Introduction to the Holocaust and Elie Wiesel's Night. YouTube. 27 December 2010. Web. 25 January 2015.