Books for Days of Remembrance

By Luis Diaz | April 8 2021 | General

On April 8th, the nation observes Days of Remembrance in an effort to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as well as honor survivors and pay tribute to liberators. To learn more about Days of Remembrance, click here.

 

Franci’s War

The engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein.

 

Someday We Will Fly

A heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during World War II in Shanghai, one of the only places Jews without visas could find refuge.

 

The Book Thief

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

 

We’ll Soon Be Home Again

The testimonies of six survivors of the Holocaust are presented in comics form, aimed at teenage readers. Some of them were children then, and are still alive to tell what happened to them and their families. How they survived. What they lost-and how you keep on living, despite it all.

 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

This expanded edition of the classic collection of drawings and poems by children of the Terez’n Concentration Camp was published in conjunction with the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through Terez’n between the years 1942–44; less than one hundred survived. In these poems and pictures we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their courage and optimism, their hopes and fears.

 

DK Life Stories: Anne Frank

In this biography for kids ages 8-12, meet Anne’s family and friends, explore “The Annex” where they hid, and see her story put in historical context alongside information about World War II and the Holocaust, and Hitler and Nazi Germany.

 

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here

A woman unearths family secrets and gives voice to things unspoken in this poignant memoir that traces her parents’ escape from the Holocaust.

 

The Diary of a Young Girl

Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank’s diary features 30% new material. It restores all of the entries omitted from previous publications-including Anne’s observations about her emerging sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother.

 


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Franci's War
A Woman's Story of Survival
978-0-14-313557-9
The engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein.
$18.00 US
Mar 17, 2020
Paperback
272 Pages
Penguin Books
Grades 9-12 + AP/IB

Someday We Will Fly
978-0-14-750891-1
From the author of Blind, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during World War II in Shanghai, one of the only places Jews without visas could find refuge.
$10.99 US
Jan 21, 2020
Paperback
368 Pages
Penguin Books
Grade 7 & Up

The Book Thief
978-0-375-84220-7
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
$14.99 US
Sep 11, 2007
Paperback
608 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Grade 7 & Up

We'll Soon Be Home Again
978-1-5067-1549-0
The testimonies of six survivors of the Holocaust are presented in comics form, aimed at teenage readers.
$14.99 US
Apr 27, 2020
Paperback
104 Pages
Dark Horse Books
Grade 9 & Up

I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
978-0-8052-1015-6
This expanded edition of the classic collection of drawings and poems by children of the Terez'n Concentration Camp was published in conjunction with the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through Terez'n between the years 1942–44; less than one hundred survived. In these poems and pictures we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their courage and optimism, their hopes and fears.
$19.00 US
Mar 15, 1994
Paperback
128 Pages
Schocken
Grades 6-12 + AP/IB

DK Life Stories: Anne Frank
978-1-4654-7543-5
In this kids' biography, discover the incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II.
$5.99 US
Jan 08, 2019
Paperback
128 Pages
DK Children
Grades 6-8

I Want You to Know We're Still Here
A Post-Holocaust Memoir
978-0-525-57599-3
A woman unearths family secrets and gives voice to things unspoken in this poignant memoir that traces her parents' escape from the Holocaust.
$17.00 US
Mar 30, 2021
Paperback
272 Pages
Crown
Grades 9-12 + AP/IB

The Diary of a Young Girl
The Definitive Edition
978-0-553-57712-9
Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's diary features 30% new material. It restores all of the entries omitted from previous publications-including Anne's observations about her emerging sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother.
$7.99 US
Feb 03, 1997
Mass Market Paperback
400 Pages
Bantam
Grades 6-12 + AP/IB