Shmoop may be your new best friend :) This site "speaks student" on summaries, themes, quotes, characters, analysis etc. Not only is this a great site for English II and your summer reading, but also has a variety of subjects and PSAT, SAT and ACT prep :)
The Book Thief Book Trailer: to be watched before reading as motivation-hard to not be drawn in :) #1 watch first to preview the book.
Markus Zusak 2006 Teen Book Video Award Winner -- THE BOOK THIEF #2: another look to preview this amazing book!
Be sure to check out all of the bookmarks to add to your knowledge and overall reading experience :) #3 Hopefully you will find this site thoroughly engaging and informative. I recommend visiting before, during, and after reading!
Independently created Book Thief poster-love the lines, standing on the words, the swastika underfoot...
Love the image deemed "a montage for inspirations. If you haven't read [The Book Thief] I hope this will encourage you to!"
The Book Thief: Death, created by totallylost13 on Polyvore...another job well done, this version for our beloved narrator: Death
The Book Thief: Liesel Meminger, created by totallylost13 on Polyvore... Hadn't heard of Polyvore, but loved this collage of Liesel and think the site merits browsing
The Book Thief by Andre Estrela, via Flickr You may have to print it out to read it all, but interesting graphic novel style take on the book.
Place to review and comment. Interesting take...
From Mark Zusak's site, check out a preview of "Death and Chocolate" and also helpful links to buy online or to buy locally.
Interview with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief Check this out before reading to find out about the author's inspiration and perspective on trying to write someone's favorite book.
Check out this great interview with Zusak from Teen Reads (also a cool site worth checking out :)
Watch clips of Owens from the 1936 Olympics and learn about the backdrop of the games in Nazi Germany
For additional info on Jesse Owens, check the video and the bio page
Just one example of the "gems" Zusak has strewn throughout this extraordinary text!
For a review of Mein Kamf click on the image of the book. For a summary go to:http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/kampf.htm And for the actual etext go to: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200601.txt
For more information on propaganda visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site. Also check out this slideshow: http://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/exhibit.html#/themes/
Official Website for the author: Markus Zusak Thank You Message
Named Fox News cool site of the day: go to GoodReads, search The Book Thief and check out the quotes tab for an intriguing preview :)