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The Boy Who Daredby Susan Campbell Bartoletti
This powerful novel from Newbery Honor winner Susan Campbell Bartoletti tells the story of Helmuth Hubener, who takes it upon himself to stand up to the government and reveal the truth when he realizes that the Nazi regime has been lying to its citizens. The Boy Who Dared, which is based on a true story, has been nominated for the NCTE award for best historical or realistic fiction. It is an unforgettable and compelling read.
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A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler
Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times , to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.
Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book "Hitler Youth" and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel, telling the story of a 16-year-old German youth who dared to stand up against the Nazis.
About the Author
Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children. Her fiction includes the novels THE BOY WHO DARED, Dear America: A COAL MINER'S BRIDE, and NO MAN'S LAND, as well as a number of picture books. She won the Newbery Honor for her nonfiction book HITLER'S YOUTH. A former eighth-grade teacher for eighteen years, Bartoletti now writes full-time and lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
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