Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

World Gone Crazy March 30, 2020

Filed under: Historical Fiction,Novels in Verse — oneilllibrary @ 8:00 am

downloadAt first, they didn’t realize just how horrible things would become. While their father had a feeling and voiced his disapproval of Hitler, Hans, and Sophie were not so sure. However, soon they began to see how things were falling apart, how they could not sit by and watch German soldiers killed, Jewish people killed, innocent civilians killed.

But what could two college students do to interrupt the largest killing machine in the world? Could the written word be mightier than the sword? Could they take their ideas and spread them throughout their college town, and maybe even beyond? And what would the consequence be to their actions, if they were ever found out, or caught?

White Rose by Kip Wilson tells the remarkable story of two siblings and a few of their friends who worked to defy the Nazis during World War II. This fictional account is based on real letters, pamphlets and information gathered from the time of these events. Hans and Sophie Scholl were real people trying to make a difference in a world that seemed to have gone insane.


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