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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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Originally written in German, this English translation sets the stage for a contemporary controversy that could erupt in any unsuspecting family of German descent. When the protagonist, Johanna, goes on a class trip to Israel, she learns about the anti-Semitic laws that enabled her grandfather, Erhard Riemenschneider, to “acquire” their family business from a Jewish family. What would you do if you discovered your grandfather was an enthusiastic Nazi supporter?

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Contemporary Prejudice

These books feature teens examining their own beliefs and values in the face of religious, cultural, racial and gender discrimination. Titles complement history units on World War II and the Holocaust.