The Boy who Dared

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

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Nutzerbericht  - Emma - Goodreads

Amazing book to read with my 8th graders. I can't believe how much they are learning because they are interested, despite hard vocabulary words and the necessity for a lot of WWII background knowledge. As an adult, I also thought it was a gripping book. Very powerful story of heroism. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Cameron Kalua - Goodreads

A powerful historical fiction of a boy in the Hitler Youth program. The story is told using flashbacks. The thought process this boy goes through during this time makes me see these soldiers from a different perspective. A very thought provoking book. 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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