A book about MCHE co-founder Jack Mandelbaum’s experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland. This biography, written by award-winning author Andrea Warren, is the story of 15-year-old Jack’s struggle to survive a series of concentration camps after being torn from his family. Winner of the Gold Medal for Children’s Nonfiction by the National Association of Parenting Publications Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award and the William Allen White Award. Appropriate for 8th grade and up. 820 Lexile.
A child’s memory of survival in Nazi-occupied Holland. Marion Blumenthal and her family endured six and a half years living in refuge, transit and prison camps, eventually arriving in Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. Appropriate for students as young as 6th grade, this memoir documents the unusual scenario of a family surviving the Holocaust intact. 1080 Lexile.
Elie Wiesel was deported in the Spring of 1944 to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He endured several months working in the Buna factories before being forced on a death march to Buchenwald. He was liberated in April 1945 by American troops. Appropriate for 8th grade and up. Grapples with themes best suited for high school students. 590 Lexile.
This chronological history of the Holocaust features one to two page summaries of events between 1933-1945 as well as archival photographs, a chronology, a bibliography, and glossary. This book is an excellent stand-alone resource for student research and reading assignments. It also serves well as a companion text for a Holocaust memoir or biography. 1190 Lexile.
An anthology of Holocaust literature based around the essential question “could a Holocaust happen here?” This book contains short pieces that challenge the reader, promote critical thinking, and encourage independent exploration of genres, themes, and issues. Appropriate for 7th grade and up.
These diaries chronicle the day-to-day lives of Jewish teenagers in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, and Holland between 1940 and 1944. An excellent tool for personalizing the history of the Holocaust, these writings offers an excellent supplement to any unit on Anne Frank. Appropriate for 8th grade and up.
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