Ages 10-14: He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a boy who believes in bread, & mothers, & angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots & a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned.
The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank by Anne Frank: Barnes & Noble-"Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world." 12 & up
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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien: From Barnes & Noble A timeless fantasy classic gets a great new look! Featuring stunning cover art from Peter Sís, this special edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's thrilling masterpiece is designed especially for younger readers. With larger print and wider margins, as well as Tolkien's original interior illustrations and maps, this book brings the magic of The Hobbitt to a whole new generation.