The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

At fourteen years old, Dita is trying to adjust to life in Auschwitz as a Nazi prisoner when she’s approached by Fredy Hirsch. He is in possession of eight books, smuggled into the camp. To have them is illegal, and he wants Dita to be in charge of taking care of them. It puts her […]

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

At nine years old, Bruno’s world is turned upside down when his father gets promoted. He has to leave his home, his friends, and his grandparents and move to some place called Out-With. There is no one but soldiers for miles around, except for the people on the other side of the long, high fence. […]

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Friday Finds (2/20/15)

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just share the new-to-you books you found during the week — books you either want to add to your TBR (to be read) list, or that you just heard about that sounded interesting. If you’ve discovered them this week, share them […]

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Night by Elie Wiesel

     The picture to the left is the cover of a 3-in-1 collection of Elie Wiesel’s Night Trilogy. Night, the first of the trilogy, is a memoir. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, tells of his time at Auschwitz. From his home, to the ghetto, to the camps and the separation of his family… he and his […]

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Monday Mashup 4/25/11

This is the coolest kid’s bedroom ever! Proof that we’ve become desensitized to violence: the School Shooter: North American Tour 2012 video game. Many commentors on this article are saying it’s a hoax, but no one has provided any sources to verify that and there is news footage everywhere of clips of the game. If anyone […]

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