Another Netgalley gift and a very quick read, and yet what a great way to introduce the Holocaust and WWII to a younger audience. Growing up in Denmark, we knew about WWII and the atrocities from a very young age, I think that happens naturally when your country was occupied for 5 years and your grandfather fought in the war. But here, in the US, there seems to be a hesitancy to discuss this historical period with elementary students. I get it, it is a devastating time in history, and yet my students naturally gravitate toward it. This book then serves as a great starting point for discussion and a small background for a student as they start to delve into the period. Easy to read with accessible language, I would recommend this book and in fact the whole series for 3rd grade and up.
In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive…
In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis — and fight back?