Hitler and Kristallnacht: Days of Decision by Andrew Langley

May 8th, 2017 by

Submitted by Veronica, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book tell you about what happened during the kristallnacht or the night of broken glass. It tells you what the German people did that night. It also tells you about Hitler. It tells you what he did and what happened during the Holocaust. I recommend this book to 12 years old kids and older.

The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond

May 7th, 2017 by

Submitted by Connor, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book takes place after the Holocaust and in the book Hitler won the war. Zara lives with her uncle Red and her uncle is part of the Alliance. Hitler is sick and is only going to live for two more months and the Alliance is going to strike.

The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust by Lola Rein Kaufman, Lois Metzger

May 4th, 2017 by

Submitted by Rylee, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Hidden Girl was a great book its nonfiction. It’s about a girl named Lola and her family that are Jewish and they have to go through the Holocaust

Calico Girl by Jerdine Nolen

April 26th, 2017 by

Submitted by Amina, Age 12 from Illinois

Rating: ★★★★★

This has got to be one of the best books I’ve ever read! Calico Girl is about an African American girl at the beginning of the civil war. It’s interesting though because Callie (short for callistia, and the main character) is technically the niece of the plantation owner’s wife. Callies father had the same father as the wife, Catherine, but she didn’t have the same mother, and she was white. Callie is technically free, but she still lives on the plantation, up until the plantation owner goes to fight in the civil war. Callie’s father, Hampton is assigned to take care of the plantation and the family that lives there, but then he stumbles hears about a Union fort that will take care of escapees from the South. He then takes his own family to live there, but the future remains uncertain. Will the plantation owner come back? If so, will he find Callie and her family?
Read the book to find out.