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Sofies Welt

Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG


Ein Roman über zwei ungleiche Mädchen und einen geheimnisvollen Briefeschreiber, ein Kriminal- und Abenteuerroman des Denkens, ein geistreiches und witziges Buch, ein großes Lesevergnügen und zu allem eine Geschichte der Philosophie von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Jugendliteraturpreis 1994. Bis zum Sommer 1998 wurde Sofies Welt 2 Millionen mal verkauft.DEUTSCHER JUGENDLITERATURPREIS 1994

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Jostein Gaarder, 1952 in Norwegen geboren, studierte Philosophie, Theologie und Literaturwissenschaften. Er war lange Philosophielehrer und lebt heute als freier Schriftsteller in Oslo. 1993 erschien bei Hanser der Weltbestseller Sofies Welt.

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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Second Story Press


A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.

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Ken Setterington is a storyteller, author, children’s book reviewer, and a librarian. He was the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He has been on the award committee for the Newbery, Caldecott and Sibert awards. The author of the picture book Mom and Mum are Getting Married!, Ken lives with his partner in Toronto.

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The Ship to Nowhere

Second Story Press | Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers


Rachel Fletcher is eleven years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to reach Palestine, their biblical homeland. Despite all they had suffered during the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are still not wanted in many countries. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously said at the time "None is too many” when asked how many refugees Canada would take in. Nonetheless, Rachel and the other refugees refuse to give up hope when war ships surround them. Their fight, and the worldwide attention it brought, influenced the UN to vote for the creation of the state of Israel. Made famous by the Paul Newman film "Exodus”, this is the first book for young people about the ship that helped make history.

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I would definitely recommend this to schools and parents, as well as anyone who cares about the world and the people in it, as it tackles a tragic part of our history (and sadly our present) very well… 5/5.

https://magicinkandstardust.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/the-ship-to-nowhere-on-board-the-exodus-by-rona-arato/

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Rona Arato, a former teacher, is the award-winning author of the children’s book The Last Train. She has a strong interest in the field of human rights. From 1994 to 1998 she was an interviewer for Survivors of the Shoah, a Steven Spielberg project that recorded the histories of Holocaust survivors. Rona lives in Toronto.

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Magician of Auschwitz

Second Story Press


Magic can be found in the darkest of places... It is the time of the Second World War, and Werner is a boy alone in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Separated from his family, he doesn?t have a friend in the world. He shares his bunk with a quiet man named Herr Levin, who seems too gentle for this terrible place.

One night Werner is woken by the sound of prison guards yelling. But it?s not Werner they want, it?s Herr Levin. ?Do your magic!? they order him. Magic? In Auschwitz? Werner never expected to meet a magician in such a sad and frightening place. Nor did he expect that his life could be changed, not just by Herr Levin?s gift of magic, but by his gifts of hope and friendship. Includes a special section, with photographs, about the real-life Werner and the Great Nivelli.

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Kacer (the Holocaust Remembrance series) presents a true tale about children and the Holocaust... Like Kacer?s previous books, this story is infused with hope and a message about human capacity for good in the face of evil.

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A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician? a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival.

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Kathy Kacer�s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

www.kathykacer.com

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