Happy Monday! The purpose of memorable Monday is to showcase a book that you’ve read in the past and share how/why it has stuck with you.
This week I’m featuring:
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Okay, I recognize that I have already shared this book in the past for Memorable Monday, but I couldn’t help share it again this week. Why? Last week I went to CFRR in Rockville, MD which was close enough for my husband and I to go spend some extra time in the area and visit Washington, DC. While there we visited the Holocaust Museum for our first time. After we walked through the museum we saw a pop-up stand in the hallway outside of the permanent exhibit. One of the shelves instantly caught my eye. This was the first book I ever read about the Holocaust. For that reason it holds some sentimental value to me, and seeing that they had autographed copies–I knew I had no choice but to bring one home with me. For that reason I couldn’t help but share it again this week. If you haven’t read it yet I give it a strong recommendation!
About the Book:
1942. A small town in Poland. Two Jewish families flee to hiding places, hoping to evade deportation by the Nazis. At the last moment, 17-year old Manya makes the heart wrenching decision to leave her family and join her sweetheart, Meyer, also 17, with his family. For three long years, Manya and Meyer endure the loss of their parents and siblings, separation from each other, and the horror of concentration camps, including Aushwitz-but are helped at key points by courageous Polish Catholics and are constantly sustained by their faith and their love for each other. Co-authored by the couple’s son Michael, this absorbing and suspenseful narrative reads like a novel, yet tells a true story of love and horror, sacrifice and courage, with a conclusion that is truly miraculous.
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I starting The Book Thief this week with my Honors 9 English kiddos. We do a lot of Holocaust research. The Holocaust hurts my heart so badly, but I feel it is such an important time in history and I feel compelled to teach it to my students. This book looks like a good resource I should check out for my class.
I still can’t believe I haven’t read The Book Thief yet. I need to get on that one. I agree, it’s difficult to read Holocaust fiction and many people didn’t make it out alive, but I like to read stories of people who did. It’s definitely a heartbreaking time in history