Reviews and Blog Posts: holocaust

The extra

by Kathryn Lasky

DPL Rating:
4

Lilo and her parents are gypsies. They are taken to Buchenwald camp in 1940.  There Lilo and her mother are separated from Lilo's father. Lilo's mother is chosen to have surgery.Lilo meets a boy, Django, who has the ability to obtain extra food and sometimes information.  She and Django form a...

Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue

by Kathryn J Atwood

Kathryn J. Atwood's Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue is a good place for older kids and teens to start their research into the European theater of the war, but it by no means gives a complete picture even of the women it features,...

Hana's Suitcase

by Karen Levine

DPL Rating:
4

I listened to the audible book version of Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story. It is a quick listen, only two discs. I am drawn to Holocaust stories, especially nonfiction works, but, as we all know, the subject matter is difficult to take. Hana’s Suitcase is a children’s book, but its...

Author and Holocaust Survivor, Jack Adler, Speaks at DPL

Born in Pabianice, Poland in 1929, Jack Adler and his family were swept into the terror of the Nazi concentration camps. His parents and four siblings all perished at the hands of the Nazis. In his powerful and inspiring firsthand account, Y: A Holocaust Narrative, Jack (Yacob) tells his story and describes his struggle to survive, overcome and regain a sense of joy about being alive.

Going On: A Lone Survivor’s Story
Sunday, April 21, 3-4:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Please RSVP

Bridges, Bunnies, and Peeps!

Hand sewn bunny

Knitting or cooking, planning your garden or coming together to share stories--join us for a Fresh City Life My Branch program this weekend!

Saturday, March 16:

Celebrate spring by making a Hand Sewn Felt Bunny! There's still space in this class at Schlessman at 10 a.m., register today: 720-865-0000 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org.

The book thief

by Markus Zusak

DPL Rating:
5

This young adult book is the best book I've read (listened to, actually) all year. Although it is narrated by Death during the Holocaust and relates devastating situations, it is a beautiful story. I grew attached to Liesel, the protagonist and to the other characters and was drawn into their...

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