"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

07 February 2014

A Bag of Marbles

Joffo, Joseph.  A Bag of Marbles. Graphic Universe, 2013.

Maurice and Joseph live in WWII France (the occupied portion), and throughout this book they must travel to other locations to escape the Nazies, each time being reunited with their family and then being forced to separate again. This is a great book to balance the myriad books about the Holocaust, as it tells the story of a family that hid and ran and hid again and managed to avoid being sent to the concentration camps. The artwork is appropriate for the story and I'm certain this book will be popular with my students.

Recommended for: teens, tweens
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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