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HEROES AND VILLAINS OF NAZI GERMANY
by DM VIRGIL

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English

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Publication Date

September 14, 2017

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Choices are part of our everyday lives. We make them from the time we get up in the morning until we lay our heads down at the end of the day and close our eyes. Most choices are seemingly insignificant, while others can impact those around us whether intentional or unintentional. Some choices even define us as "heroes" or "villains". This book is about a specific period in time in a place most of us have never been and about people we will never meet, and yet their choices and the ramifications of those choices defined a period of history. Choices made by a select few caused the death of up to six million Jews as well as a combined total of millions of others who did not fit into the Nazi ideology. Many people joined in the cruelty and malice because they agreed with the thinking of the select few. Others, disagreed, but felt they had no choice but to follow. And yet, against all odds there were those who stood up to the tremendous evil in Nazi Germany without thought of personal cost. <br />This book looks at the lives of eleven people and the choices they made. The mere mention of some of the names are synonymous with evil and catapult an image of monsters and pure horror, while others create a feeling of honor, respect and awe at the courage they demonstrated. They risked their lives to save people they didn't even know and if you mention the word "hero" to them, they will in almost every case say, they are not heroes and they only wished they could have done more. Interestingly enough there are two brothers in this book; one is a villain and the other a hero. What made them make such different choices? <br />I wrote this book for two reasons: 1) It is our solemn duty to ensure that the memory of the Holocaust endures and the testimonies given of the atrocities that took place is remembered so it never happens again. The best way to do that is to teach it to the children. They in turn teach it to their children and it lives forever along with the memory of those who perished. Children and youth were not immune to the pain, loss and death of the Holocaust as is the case in war. This book is written especially to the middle school aged children as an introduction to the main participants in the Holocaust.<br />2. Our children need to realize like the heroes and villains in this book, their choices too will touch other’s lives. Will they join in and be a bully to the student who is different in their classroom or will they stand by his or her side and befriend them and become their ally? Will they befriend the child all alone at the lunch table or in class? The idea is for them to stop and think before difficult choices are made. <br />My two passions are children and the Holocaust. It's for them this book is written in hopes lessons will be learned, courageous choices will be made and the memory of the Holocaust will endure.<br />
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for...
by Duncan Tonatiuh

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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Duncan Tonatiuh’s first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Award. Tonatiuh lives in Mexico.
Her Right Foot
by Dave Eggers

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English

Pages

104

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her?<br />She's in New York. <br />She's holding a torch. <br />And she's taking one step forward. <br />But why?<br />In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that? Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust
by Michael Gruenbaum

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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Resilience shines throughout Michael Gruenbaum’s “riveting memoir” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review) about his time in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, in this National Jewish Book award finalist and Parents Choice Gold Medal Award–winning title, an ideal companion to the bestselling <i>Boy on the Wooden Box</i>.<BR><BR>Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp.<BR> <BR>At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.”<BR> <BR>Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe.<BR> <BR>Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.
Prayers That Changed History: From Christopher Columbus to Helen ...
by Tricia Goyer

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

June 30, 2015

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<p><strong>One prayer can change everything.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books, and hear about the amazing things they did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn’t have accomplished what they did without prayer.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>In this book from bestselling author Tricia Goyer, the stories of twenty-five notable people are presented along with the major prayer that changed their lives, and changed history. Following each historical example is a biblical story that ties to that person’s life and actions, as well as ways you can use the power of prayer in your life as well. Because God isn’t done changing the world yet, and he would love to use you to make history.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong><strong>Includes images of each historical figure.</strong></p>
You Can Memorize All The States And Capitals In The USA
by R.E. Skibiski

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English

Pages

908

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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Have you always wanted to memorize all the states and capitals in the USA? Have you ever tried to? If so, did you end up in a state of despair? Probably! For it’s an understatement to say that memorizing all the state and capitals is a tall order. But you can do it! And that’s no overstatement! You just need a little help. And believe it or not, in YOU CAN MEMORIZE ALL THE STATES AND CAPITALS IN THE USA, you’ll find the help that you need in the form of a fun poem. That’s right! And it rhymes to boot! Along with the poem, there are fun quizzes as well. So if you’re ready to learn the lay of the land by heart, the way is all mapped out for you!
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <div><br /></div><div>Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.</div><div><br /></div><div>Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.</div><div><br /></div><div>No one expected her to survive.</div><div><br /></div><div>Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. </div><div><br /></div><div>Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><div><br /></div> </div>
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War...
by Nathan Hale

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<div>Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II.<BR><BR> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.<BR><BR> After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, <I>Raid of No Return</I> is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.<BR>  </div>
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the Wa...
by Howard Zinn

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

January 04, 2011

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A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States.<br />Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.
The Day the World Went Nuclear: Dropping the Atom Bomb and the En...
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.</p><p>Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller <i>Killing the Rising Sun</i>, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.</p>

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