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.

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.

Watch clips of Owens from the 1936 Olympics and learn about the backdrop of the games in Nazi Germany

Watch clips of Owens from the 1936 Olympics and learn about the backdrop of the games in Nazi Germany

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 :)

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 :)

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.

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.

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: Liesel Meminger, created by totallylost13 on Polyvore... Hadn't heard of Polyvore, but loved this collage of Liesel and think the site merits browsing

From Mark Zusak's site, check out a preview of "Death and Chocolate" and also helpful links to buy online or to buy locally.

From Mark Zusak's site, check out a preview of "Death and Chocolate" and also helpful links to buy online or to buy locally.

Love the image deemed "a montage for inspirations.  If you haven't read [The Book Thief] I hope this will encourage you to!"

Love the image deemed "a montage for inspirations. If you haven't read [The Book Thief] I hope this will encourage you to!"

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 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/

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/

Independently created Book Thief poster-love the lines, standing on the words, the swastika underfoot...

Independently created Book Thief poster-love the lines, standing on the words, the swastika underfoot...

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