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Courageous Teen Resisters

Primary Sources From the Holocaust

Series: True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust

By Ann Byers

As the Warsaw ghetto in Poland went up in flames in April 1943, Jewish fighters fought bravely for twenty-seven days against Nazi soldiers. With deportation to a death camp all but certain, young Jews in the ghetto decided not to go quietly. Although the Nazis defeated the Jewish resistance group, the spirit of the uprising lived on. For Jews living in Europe during the Holocaust, survival was often the only form of resistance. But Jews in ghettos, concentration camps, and partisan groups across Europe did fight back. Told through the words of teen resisters, author Ann Byers details the stories of courageous young people who fought back against Nazi Germany.

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Reviews

"Lively writing, which connects paragraphs, brings the events and actions alive with each personal account flowing smoothly. Black and white photos provide an even more personal connection to the teens and the horrific events. A few simple color maps help place the movement and occupation by the Germans in Europe."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2010

"This outstanding work of nonfiction should be added to high school libraries, classrooms and academic libraries . . . Teens and young adults alike will be able to relate to the stories of these brave teens and this will make the realities of World War II more accessible to this age group . . . Byers adds what many test books leave out—that many Jews and Gentiles resisted the Nazis and lost their lives for their efforts . . . [this book] should be added to the curriculum for tweens, teens and young adults studying world history."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, June 29, 2010

"What makes this book unique is its plethora of youthful teen voices."

Children's Literature

". . . a solid series with a lot of eyewtiness accounts . . ."

The Jewish Valuesfinder

"Perfect choice for a middle school and high school section on the Holocaust. This book would be an excellent support text for a social studies lesson on bigotry and survival."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2010

"Photographs, lists of resources, and chapter notes make the information accessible and encourage further reading."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2010

"Many histories use primary sources but fail to do so effectively. These books succeed by integrating into their narratives lengthy quotes from Jewish and other teens whose lives were endangered or changed by the Nazi regime . . . Certain to capture readers' attention, these are excellent purchases."

School Library Journal, April 2010

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