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A Yellow Star is Required for all Jews in Germany

Learn more about the Yellow Star with these titles from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Doll with the Yellow Star

A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss Nine-year-old Claudine doesn’t want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in...

"...A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss Nine-year-old Claudine doesn’t want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in.... A tender story about the power of love in the face of loss Nine-year-old Claudine doesn’t want to leave her much-loved home in France to go live in America, not without her parents. But she knows about the shortages, about the yellow stars Jews must wear, and about Adolf Hitler. And she knows that there are some things she needs to do even when ..."

By Yona Zeldis McDonough and Kimberly Bulcken Root

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Henry Holt and Co.

Once

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war,...

"...“Like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (rev. 9/06), this Holocaust parable plays its main character’s naiveté against readers’ likely knowledge of the historical realities, but here the juxtaposition is believable and not at all precious; like The Book Thief (rev. 3/06), the novel extols the power of storytelling in the face of tragedy, but Once pits Felix’s stories against even deeper ugliness. ... Gleitzman manages to find a grain of hope in the unresolved (and likely dire) conclusion, but this ..."

Morris Gleitzman Morris Gleitzman

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Is It Night or Day?

It’s 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she’s lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon:...

"...It’s 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she’s lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon:.... It’s 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she’s lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This dramatic and chilling novel about one girl’s escape from Hitler’s Germany was inspired by the experiences of the author’s mot..."

Fern Schumer Chapman Fern Schumer Chapman

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