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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued

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ISBN10 : 1324015756

Publisher : WW Norton

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis. In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia—a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton’s story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky’s efforts with the story of one of the children he saved—a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky’s aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities—one her birthright, the other her choice. Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man’s courageous efforts to protect Europe’s most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.

Madlenka

Author : Peter Sís

ISBN10 : 1466857676

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Number of Pages : 48

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

The Lady with the Books

Author : Kathy Stinson

ISBN10 : 1525306006

Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: A fictionalized retelling of how books from around the world helped children in Germany recuperate after WWII. Anneliese and Peter will never be the same after the war that took their father’s life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich, the children follow a line of people entering a building, thinking there may be free food inside. Instead, they are delighted to discover a great hall filled with children’s books — more books than Anneliese can count. Here, they meet the lady with the books, who will have a larger impact on the children’s lives than they could have ever imagined. The place between despair and hope can often be found between the covers of a book.

Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection

Author : Sam Apple

ISBN10 : 1631493167

Publisher : Liveright Publishing

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Science

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Book Summary: The extraordinary story of the Nazi-era scientific genius who discovered how cancer cells eat—and what it means for how we should. The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg—a cousin of the famous finance Warburgs—was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century, a man whose research was integral to humanity’s understanding of cancer. He was also among the most despised figures in Nazi Germany. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and protected Warburg in the hope that he could cure it. In Ravenous, Sam Apple reclaims Otto Warburg as a forgotten, morally compromised genius who pursued cancer single-mindedly even as Europe disintegrated around him. While the vast majority of Jewish scientists fled Germany in the anxious years leading up to World War II, Warburg remained in Berlin, working under the watchful eye of the dictatorship. With the Nazis goose-stepping their way across Europe, systematically rounding up and murdering millions of Jews, Warburg awoke each morning in an elegant, antiques-filled home and rode horses with his partner, Jacob Heiss, before delving into his research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Society. Hitler and other Nazi leaders, Apple shows, were deeply troubled by skyrocketing cancer rates across the Western world, viewing cancer as an existential threat akin to Judaism or homosexuality. Ironically, they viewed Warburg as Germany’s best chance of survival. Setting Warburg’s work against an absorbing history of cancer science, Apple follows him as he arrives at his central belief that cancer is a problem of metabolism. Though Warburg’s metabolic approach to cancer was considered groundbreaking, his work was soon eclipsed in the early postwar era, after the discovery of the structure of DNA set off a search for the genetic origins of cancer. Remarkably, Warburg’s theory has undergone a resurgence in our own time, as scientists have begun to investigate the dangers of sugar and the link between obesity and cancer, finding that the way we eat can influence how cancer cells take up nutrients and grow. Rooting his revelations in extensive archival research as well as dozens of interviews with today’s leading cancer authorities, Apple demonstrates how Warburg’s midcentury work may well hold the secret to why cancer became so common in the modern world and how we can reverse the trend. A tale of scientific discovery, personal peril, and the race to end a disastrous disease, Ravenous would be the stuff of the most inventive fiction were it not, in fact, true.

Why Did Hitler Hate Jews? - History Book War | Children's Holocaust Books

Author : Baby Professor

ISBN10 : 154192004X

Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: If you say the word “holocaust”, images of the atrocities done to the Jews would come to mind. It was a period driven by so much hate towards a group of people. Up to this day, stories of the Holocaust would continue to send chills up the spine. But Why Did Hitler Hate Jews? Read this book to know the answer.

Stubby

Author : Michael Foreman

ISBN10 : 1541560647

Publisher : Andersen Press USA

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend . . . and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in World War I—sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies, and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.

The Beak Book

Author : Robin Page

ISBN10 : 153446042X

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: From Caldecott Honor illustrator Robin Page comes this striking picture book exploring the fascinating and surprising ways different kinds of birds use their unique beaks. Birds around the world have so many amazing kinds of beaks! There are short beaks and long beaks, straight beaks and curved beaks, flat beaks and even spoon-shaped beaks. But what do all of these beaks do? Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar, make nests, battle for mates, and more!

The Pilot and the Little Prince

Author : Peter Sís

ISBN10 : 1466869526

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Number of Pages : 48

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Peter Sís's remarkable biography The Pilot and the Little Prince celebrates the author of The Little Prince, one of the most beloved books in the world. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot—and that was when his adventures began. He found a job delivering mail by plane, which had never been done before. He and his fellow pilots traveled to faraway places and discovered new ways of getting from one place to the next. Antoine flew over mountains and deserts. He battled winds and storms. He tried to break aviation records, and sometimes he even crashed. From his plane, Antoine looked down on the earth and was inspired to write about his life and his pilot-hero friends in memoirs and in fiction. A Frances Foster Book This title has Common Core connections.

It Rained Warm Bread

Author : Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet,Hope Anita Smith

ISBN10 : 1250165733

Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 464

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Book Summary: A powerful middle grade novel-in-verse about one boy’s experience surviving the Holocaust. Moishe Moskowitz was thirteen when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family learned the language of fear. The wolves loomed at every corner, yet Moishe still held on to the blessings of his mother’s blueberry pierogis, of celebrating the Sabbath as a family, of a loyal friend. But each day the darkness weighed more heavily on Moishe as his family was broken, uprooted, and scattered across labor and concentration camps. Just as his last hopes began to dim, a simple act of kindness redeemed his faith that goodness could survive the trials of war: That was the day it rained warm bread. Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet relates her father’s triumphant Holocaust story through the words of award-winning poet Hope Anita Smith. Deftly articulated and beautifully illustrated by Lea Lyon, this is an essential addition to the ever-important collection of Holocaust testimonies. Christy Ottaviano Books

The Coldfire Curse

Author : Jordan Quinn

ISBN10 : 1534475028

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: In the first installment of the exciting Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly graphic novel series, the scarlet dragon Ruskin’s bravery is put to the test when a curse threatens his kingdom. As the pampered pet dragon of the Prince of Wrenly, Ruskin has never known life beyond the walls of the palace. Until the day a young dragon from Crestwood comes to the palace to plead for help. An evil curse has been unleashed in Crestwood and threatens to destroy all of Wrenly. Ruskin has a choice to make: stay safe at home in the palace, or try to help save his kingdom. For Ruskin, there is no choice. He knows he has to try and help if he can. What Ruskin and his new dragon friends don’t yet realize is that the curse was awoken for one reason only—to put Ruskin in harm’s way. The mission to reverse the curse is far more dangerous than anyone realizes…in fact, it’s seemingly impossible. Why is Ruskin the target of these shadowy forces? And how far is Ruskin willing to go to save his kingdom?

Beyond Intelligence

Author : Dona Matthews,Joanne Foster

ISBN10 : 1770894780

Publisher : House of Anansi

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Family & Relationships

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Book Summary: From two internationally recognized experts in the field of gifted education comes this timely exploration of how best to nurture a child’s unique gifts, and set them on a path to a happily productive life — in school and beyond. What is intelligence? Is it really a have or have not proposition, as we’ve been led to believe? Are some children just destined to fall behind? Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster answer those questions with a resounding “No!” In Beyond Intelligence, they demonstrate that every child has the ability to succeed — with the right support and guidance. But how can parents provide that support? Matthews and Foster proceed from the assumption that knowledge is power, offering parents an information-packed guide to identifying a child’s ability, fostering creativity, and bolstering effort and persistence. Using case studies and anecdotes from their personal and professional experience, they explore different ways of learning; the links between creativity and intelligence; and how to best to provide emotional and social supports. They offer critical advice on how to work co-operatively with schools and educators, and address how to embrace failures as learning opportunities. Drawing on the latest research in brain development and education theory, Beyond Intelligence is a must-read for today’s parents and educators.

Elan, Son of Two Peoples

Author : Heidi Smith Hyde

ISBN10 : 1512488496

Publisher : Kar-Ben Publishing ™

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: "Always remember you are the son of two proud nations,” Elan’s parents tell him when he turns 13. After celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in San Francisco, Elan, with his Jewish father and Native American mother, travels to New Mexico, where he takes part in a Pueblo manhood ceremony. Based on a true story.

犢月刊-NO.97

Author : 犢編輯部

ISBN10 :

Publisher : 犢月刊

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : History

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Book Summary: 犢新聞 ‧ In-Depth News 1. 從童話到驚悚小說,Netflix《三人要守密,兩人得死去》原著作者Sarah Pinborough從不設限 2. 英國辛德勒成為繪本故事,溫柔牢記納粹歷史與人性微光 3. 【讀墨使用祕技:電書就要這麼讀!】你沒有不關注這份報告的理由 4. 我們在那段人生當中比自己以為的更幼稚,也比自己想像得更睿智 5. 那當然是友情,但不只是友情;很難說那是愛情,因為那超越愛情 犢人物 ‧ People 1. 純情老派紳士,人生只能用創作訴說——專訪《甜蜜與卑微》作者郭強生 犢焦點 ‧ Focus 1. 從紙本走向銀幕:文學改編影視的幕後花絮 2. 書或影集,《做工的人》都像一座橋樑 3. 「我們都有過這些際遇,只是做了不同的選擇」──專訪阿亞梅 4. 「自己生活的世界,就是一本豐富複雜的大書。」──專訪楊富閔 犢故事 ‧ Monthly Special:試讀收錄 1. 在悲傷的未來裡,你並不全然孤單──《我所預感的悲傷未來》 2. 找不到「家」的恐懼,這是我們認識的首爾嗎?──《剝削首爾》 3. 輕鬆了解胃食道逆流的實用工具書 ──《你又胃食道逆流了嗎?》 4. 寶儀平安 ──《人生最大的成就,是成為你自己》