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Other Holocausts

From Rwanda, to Cambodia, to Sarajevo, to Armenia, to North Korea, the books on this list explore historical and contemporary genocide. This list is excerpted from Dr. Joan Kaywell’s latest volume in her series Adolescent Literacy as a Complement to the Classics.

Teenage Refugees from Rwanda Speak Out

Aimable Twagilimana
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
1997

Under the Persimmon Tree

Suzanne Fisher Staples
Age Level:
Middle Grade

Dawn and Dusk

Alice Mead
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published:
2007

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope

David Kherdian
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
1979
The Aquariums of Pyongyang

The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2000
Cambodian girl wearing bracelets holding a crystal orb

The Stone Goddess

Minfong Ho
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2003

The Other Victims: First Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis

Ina Friedman
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
1990

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept

Cecilia Brainard
Age Level:
YA
Forgotten Fire

Forgotten Fire

Adam Bagdasarian
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published:
2002
Genre:
Nonfiction