Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Boys Who Challenged Hitler, The: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

9781250104236At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not, and committed countless acts of sabotage. They eventually were arrested, but their exploits helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance.

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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.

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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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Courage Has No Color

courage colorby Tanya Lee Stone.

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers.

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