The Devil s Arithmetic

The Devil s Arithmetic
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781101664308
Available:
Release: 1990-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A triumphantly moving book." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen. "[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —SLJ, starred review "Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —Booklist Winner of the National Jewish Book Award An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"

The Devil s Arithmetic

The Devil s Arithmetic
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780142401095
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The Emperor and the Kite

The Emperor and the Kite
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698116443
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, his smallest daughter, whom he has always ignored, uses her kite to save him.

Mapping the Bones

Mapping the Bones
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780698175112
Available:
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the best-selling and award-winning author of The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. Influenced by Dr. Mengele's sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a horrific concentration camp where they lose everything but each other. It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust. Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength, in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil's Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words. Praise for Mapping the Bones: "Jane Yolen's Mapping the Bones is a swift and deadly drama with overtones of dark fable we all wish we could forget. But this book, a shining star held in a trembling palm, requires us to remember." --Gregory Maguire, internationally bestselling author of Wicked "Mapping the Bones is spare and beautiful and haunting. Jane Yolen has created a masterpiece." --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of The War That Saved My Life "Master storyteller Jane Yolen has outdone herself. This is a compelling, important, necessary, and timely book that deserves the widest audience possible." --Lesléa Newman, award-winning author of Still Life with Buddy "In the hands of the superb Jane Yolen, folklore and fact connect in a harrowing testimony to horror and to love. Brutal, relentless, prophetic, and full of truth." --Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity "A compassionate, unflinching, unforgettable Nazi labor camp Hansel & Gretel tale woven by America's finest spinner of Holocaust stories for young readers." --Julie Berry, author of the Printz Honor Book The Passion of Dolssa "[An] expansive, eloquent novel." --Publishers Weekly "Yolen does a superb job of dramatizing the horrors of WWII and the Holocaust, bringing vivid fear and suspense to her captivating story. It makes for altogether memorable and essential reading." --Booklist "[A] breath-taking and heartbreaking look at the horrors of war and the lengths people go to overcome." --Voice of Youth Advocates "Fans of Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic will be engrossed in this story until the last page." --School Library Journal "[A] well-rounded story of a very difficult time that shows the resiliency of these young people." --School Library Connection

I Have Lived a Thousand Years

I Have Lived a Thousand Years
Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781439106617
Available:
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is death all about? What is life all about? So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her life in a Nazi concentration camp. A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance, and love. It wasn’t long ago that Elli led a normal life that included family, friends, school, and thoughts about boys. A life in which Elli could lie and daydream for hours that she was a beautiful and elegant celebrated poet. But these adolescent daydreams quickly darken in March 1944, when the Nazis invade Hungary. First Elli can no longer attend school, have possessions, or talk to her neighbors. Then she and her family are forced to leave their house behind to move into a crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes a luxury of the past and food becomes a scarcity. Her strong will and faith allow Elli to manage and adjust, but what she doesn’t know is that this is only the beginning. The worst is yet to come...

The Devil s Arithmetic A Novel

The Devil s Arithmetic  A Novel
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 170
ISBN: OCLC:179160540
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Briar Rose

Briar Rose
Author: Jane Yolen,Terri Windling
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0765342308
Available:
Release: 2002-03-15
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rewrites the old German folktale, Sleeping Beauty, into a story about the ramifications of the Holocaust.

The Devil s Arithmetic

The Devil s Arithmetic
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1417705515
Available:
Release: 2005-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I Am David

I Am David
Author: Anne Holm
Pages: 239
ISBN: 0152051619
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Having escaped from the eastern European concentration camp where he has spent most of his life, twelve-year-old David struggles to cope with an entirely strange world as he flees northward to freedom in Denmark. Originally published as North to Freedom. An ALA Notable Book. Simultaneous.

A Winter Night

A Winter Night
Author: Anne Leigh Parrish
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1950730603
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

34-year-old Angie Dugan struggles with many things--anxiety, her career as a social worker in a retirement home, and her difficult family. Her biggest struggle, though, is finding love. When she meets Matt, she's swept away by his attention. As issues from his past come up she wonders if she can trust him. Should she break if off, or give him another chance? In the end, all she can do is listen to her heart, and evaluate what she wants most

Encounter

Encounter
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 32
ISBN: 015201389X
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492.

The Devil s Arithmetic Group Set

The Devil s Arithmetic Group Set
Author: Booksource, The
Pages: 329
ISBN: 141171086X
Available:
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
Author: Louise Murphy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101495629
Available:
Release: 2003-07-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A poignant and suspenseful retelling of a classic fairy tale set in a war-torn world, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones, and Lilac Girls In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed “Hansel” and “Gretel.” They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an eccentric and stubborn old woman called a “witch” by the nearby villagers. Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives in the village with his own plans for the children. Louise Murphy’s haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children.

Stone Angel

Stone Angel
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780698172722
Available:
Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so they run into the woods, where they meet resistance fighters. But they're still not safe. They must cross tall mountains and sail in a rickety boat to England. Yet the whole time they're struggling to survive, the little girl thinks of the stone angel near their apartment in Paris and imagines it watching over her family. Offering a never-before-told story of the Holocaust, Jane Yolen returns to the material she mined in the award-winning THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Filled with sorrow, hope, comfort, and triumph, this gorgeously illustrated book is sure to become a modern classic–offering adults a perfect vehicle with which to share a difficult subject. Praise for STONE ANGEL: * "This story provides a wonderful addition to materials about World War II and the Holocaust, and is appropriate for even the gentlest of readers."--School Library Connection *STARRED*

The Upstairs Room Winner of the Newbery Honor

The Upstairs Room  Winner of the Newbery Honor
Author: Johanna Reiss
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781935169611
Available:
Release: 2011-07-13
Editor: Graymalkin Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Newbery Honor-winning book shows us that in the steady courage of a young girl lies a profound strength that can transcend the horrors of war. This is the true story of a girl's extraordinary survival during the German occupation of Holland of World War II. Annie was only ten years old, but because she was Jewish, she was forced to leave her family, her home, and everything she knew. Annie was taken in, far from home, by complete strangers who risked everything to help her. They showed Annie where she had to stay - the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse. She would remain there while Nazis, who were ever vigilant, patrolled the streets outside. If Annie made even a sound from upstairs, or if a nosy neighbor caught sight of her in the window, it would surely mean a death sentence for her and the family that took her in. Elie Wiesel writes, “This admirable account is as important in every aspect as the one bequeathed to us by Anne Frank." A Newbery Medal Honor Book, ALA Notable Book, and winner of the Jewish Book Council Children’s Book Award. Be sure to read the moving sequel "The Journey Back" by Johanna Reiss.

Yellow Star

Yellow Star
Author: Jennifer Rozines Roy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0761441980
Available:
Release: 2006-04
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter - a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up.

My Mother s Voice

My Mother s Voice
Author: Adrienne Kertzer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781460403891
Available:
Release: 2001-12-11
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named Honor Book of the Year by the Children’s Literature Association Winner: 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for scholarship on a Jewish subject Finalist: 2003 Alberta Book Awards Scholarly Book of the Year How do children’s books represent the Holocaust? How do such books negotiate the tension between the desire to protect children, and the commitment to tell children the truth about the world? If Holocaust representations in children’s books respect the narrative conventions of hope and happy endings, how do they differ, if at all, from popular representations intended for adult audiences? And where does innocence lie, if the children’s fable of Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful is marketed for adults, and far more troubling survivor memoirs such as Anita Lobel’s No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War are marketed for children? How should Holocaust Studies integrate discourse about children’s literature into its discussions? In approaching these and other questions, Kertzer uses the lens of children’s literature to problematize the ways in which various adult discourses represent the Holocaust, and continually challenges the conventional belief that children’s literature is the place for easy answers and optimistic lessons.

The Devil s Arithmetic Novel Units Teacher Guide

The Devil s Arithmetic Novel Units Teacher Guide
Author: Novel Units
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1581306849
Available:
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Novel Units, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of The devil's arithmetic by Jane Yolen.

The Devil s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

The Devil s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Author: Anonim
Pages: 32
ISBN: OCLC:44441204
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides activities and discussion to be used with The devil's arithmetic by Jane Yolen. For grades 7-10.

The Holocaust

The Holocaust
Author: Anonim
Pages: 35
ISBN: OCLC:49527347
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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