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Themed Booklists

Jewish Children’s Experiences During World War II

These stories of separation, deprivation, defiance, and bravery help students to understand the horror and magnitude of the Holocaust. These books are an excellent complement to history units on World War II. 

Behind the Secret Window:  A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood during World War Two

Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood during World War Two

Nelly Toll
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2003
Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles

Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
1996
Young Jewish girl in front of burning buildings in Zloczow, Poland

In My Enemy’s House

Carol Matas
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1999
No Pretty Pictures Book by Anita Lobel

No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War

Anita Lobel
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
1998

Room in the Heart

Sonia Levitin
Age Level:
YA, Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2003
I Am David

I Am David

Anne Holm
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published:
1963
We Are Witnesse

We Are Witnesses

Jacob Boas
Age Level:
YA
Published:
2009
London Calling

London Calling

Edward Bloor
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Mystery / Crime, Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2006
Anne Frank and Me

Anne Frank and Me

Cherie Bennett, Jeff Gottesfeld
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published:
2001
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Marcus Zusak
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2005
Milkweed

Milkweed

Jerry Spinelli
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2003
Genre:
Nonfiction