Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award



Josef’s family is fleeing Nazi Germany, Isabel’s family is trying to leave the riots and unrest of Cuba in 1994, and Mahmoud’s family is escaping the violence of modern – day Syria. Gratz weaves the harrowing journeys of these refugees into an exciting tale that describes the many struggles people face when fleeing their native countries for a better life elsewhere.

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Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

Gratz, Alan. Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

In a thrilling and fascinating insider’s glimpse into the Hitler Youth, the son of an Irish ambassador to Germany poses as a member in order to support the Allies during World War II.


Somewhere There is Still a Sun

{4C66983A-1237-405B-B3F1-EF7D23923F3C}Img400Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp.






Boy on the Wooden Box

boy on boxby Leon Leyson.

The only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, this captures the innocence of a ten-year-old boy forced to experience the unthinkable.


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