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Newbery Honor Book
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781466832589224 Pages, Ages 10-14
The classic true story of one child's experiences during the holocaust.
Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto.
Upon the Head of the Goat is the winner of the 1982 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and a 1982 Newbery Honor Book.
“This is a book that should be read by all those interested in the Holocaust and what it did to young and old.” —Isaac Bashevis Singer
School Library Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, ALA Notable Children's Books, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, Booklist Best Books of the '80s, Janusz Korczak Literary Competition, Booklist Editors' Choice, Newbery Honor Book, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, IRA Teachers' Choices