The Boy who Dared

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Scholastic Press, 2008 - 202 Seiten
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Just as the Nazis are rising to power, Helmuth Hübener, aGerman schoolboy, is caught up in all the swashbucklingbravado of his time.The handsome storm trooper uniforms, the shiny jackbootsand armbands, the rousing patriotism -- all serve to drawhim into this bright new world full of promise and hope.In the beginning, Helmuth's patriotism is unwavering.But every day the rights of people all over Germany arediminishing. Jews are threatened and their businesses arebeing destroyed, the truth has been censored, and dangerlurks everywhere. Anybody can turn on you. The world hasturned upside down: Patriotism means denouncing others,love means to hate, and speaking out means treason. Silencebecomes everyone's guilty secret. How much longer canHelmuth keep silent?Now Helmuth sits in a German prison, awaiting his precariousfate. Told in flashback with breathtaking suspense, thishomage to an extraordinary real-life hero magnificentlyexplores one person's responsibility to humanity, freedom,and truth.

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Very good, nice writing style too. - LibraryThing
I loved that there were pictures of him and his family. - LibraryThing
Includes photographs of Helmuth Hubener and his family. - LibraryThing

Review: The Boy Who Dared

Nutzerbericht  - Riya - Goodreads

Amazing book, I cried at the end. Why do I always delude myself into thinking I won't cry at the end of another World War II fiction? Helmuth, you did not die in vain. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Lauren - Goodreads

This book shows true courage. How it doesn't matter if you die as long as you stick up for what is right. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2008)

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children. Her fiction includes the novels THE BOY WHO DARED, Dear America: A COAL MINER'S BRIDE, and NO MAN'S LAND, as well as a number of picture books. She won the Newbery Honor for her nonfiction book HITLER'S YOUTH. A former eighth-grade teacher for eighteen years, Bartoletti now writes full-time and lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

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