We Had to Be Brave by Deborah Hopkinson audiobook

We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport

By Deborah Hopkinson
Read by Lauren Irwin

Scholastic Audio Books 9781338255720

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781338605310

  • ISBN: 9781338605310

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson illuminates the true stories of Jewish children who fled Nazi Germany, risking everything to escape to safety on the Kindertransport.

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks. Just going to school became dangerous. By November 1938, anti-Semitism erupted into Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and unleashed a wave of violence and forced arrests.

Days later, desperate volunteers sprang into action to organize the Kindertransport, a rescue effort to bring Jewish children to England. Young people like Ruth David had to say good-bye to their families, unsure if they'd ever be reunited. Miles from home, the Kindertransport refugees entered unrecognizable lives, where food, clothes -- and, for many of them, language and religion-- were startlingly new. Meanwhile, the onset of war and the Holocaust visited unimaginable horrors on loved ones left behind. Somehow, these rescued children had to learn to look forward, to hope.

Through the moving and often heart-wrenching personal accounts of Kindertransport survivors, critically acclaimed and award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson paints the timely and devastating story of how the rise of Hitler and the Nazis tore apart thelives of so many families and what they were forced to give up in order to save these children.

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Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Author Bio: Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson has written many award-winning author books for children, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Her picture books include Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her historical fiction includes The Great Trouble, A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and A Boy Called Eel, which has been featured on more than a dozen state award lists and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English