Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Unforgettable memoir of teen who survived the Holocaust.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 31 reviews

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age 14+

A dark and haunting memoir

I found this memoir in my middle school library about a young teen boy in Auschwitz (I am the librarian,) and although an excellent read, I found it a more graphic description of the horrors of the concentration camp than I thought could be traumatizing to some middle school students. I plan to keep it in our collection, however, with a Young Adult sticker.

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Too much violence
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age 8+

Country going down hill with education

Kids need to know the history of the Holocaust. When history is repeated, It was most likely never spoken of. Parents, if you want your child to understand why some things are wrong or why this man wanted to commit genocide, teach your children about those things. FYI, if your child doesn't know basic information because the school system is not teaching them when they should, don't hesitate to do it yourself.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

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For kids who love history and World War II stories

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