Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Swastika in middle school launches complex, uneasy tale.

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age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

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age 8+

There is never a wrong time to look back at others mistakes, and learn from them.

While some parents will feel this shouldn't be in a middle school library, I disagree. I feel students that have an advanced reading ability can absolutely understand and read this at 8-10 years old. I have it in my library for 2nd-grade students to check out. If they can read the back or inside cover and feel that they would enjoy or learn from the book, I allow them to check it out. My children are 9 and 11 and I would have absolutely let them check this book out when they were both in 2nd grade, and now. Learning about what happened with the Nazis and the Jews is a valuable lesson, and having that knowledge will, hopefully, keep it from ever happening again.

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For kids who love activism and learning about the Holocaust

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