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25 April 2014

The Boy on the Wooden Box

Leyson, Leon. The Boy on the Wooden Box. Atheneum BFYR, 2013.

This is the memoir of Leon Leyson, a Jewish boy who survived the Holocaust because he was on Schindler's list and was spared on several occasions.

This book reads very similarly to other Holocaust stories, but it has the added bonus of being nonfiction. I have many patrons who are interested in the Holocaust, and this book is a great addition to our collection.

Recommended for: tweens, young adults
Red Flags: concentration camps - violence, starvation, death, etc.
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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