The book Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a great book. It is about these sisters who get separated during World War II. We hear the story from the older sister’s perspective, who is forced to work in the concentration camps. This is a hard and difficult task to do, knowing that … Continue reading Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Full of suspense, magic, friendship, challenges, and the healing power of music, Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan is a must read. Don’t be turned away by the length of this book. Consider it four books woven into one. Check out the synopsis below, then get a copy and discover how music has the power to … Continue reading Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
A brief history lesson In an effort to rescue Jewish children from the Nazi regime, the Kindertransport was created. The United Kingdom waved immigration paperwork to allow these children to escape persecution. The first Kindertransport arrived in London in 1938, bringing two hundred Jewish children from Berlin. In the nine months preceding World War II, … Continue reading Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
A quick history lesson The Nazi’s were not the only organization during World War II to force a group of people to live in camps because of prejudice beliefs. The United States created internment camps as well. On December 7, 1941, Japanese aircrafts attacked the Pearl Harbor naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack was … Continue reading Paper Wishes
Based on the true WWII marine tragedy, Salt to the Sea tells the gripping story of refugees fighting for their lives to escape East Prussia and find a way to board the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German military ship evacuating civilians and wounded soldiers.