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 http://www.buzzsprout.com/229361 and enjoy!

A True Survival Story April 22, 2013

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Written by Kathy Kacer, Hiding Edith, is a true story about Edith Schwalb.

Edith Schwalb was a young Jewish girl living in Vienna, Austria in 1938. Life in Vienna was changing because Hitler began targeting Jewish people. Hitler and the Nazis made life difficult for many Jewish people in Germany and the countries surrounding. To ensure their safety, Edith’s family had to leave their home in Vienna and move to Belgium.

It wasn’t long before Edith was then forced to leave Belgium. Separated from her family, Edith was sent to a school in France. This school took in Jewish children secretly and kept them safe. Edith had to learn how to live without her family. Eventually no countries were safe from Hitler and his invading army – the school got news that the Nazis would be coming to look for Jewish children! With nowhere left to run, Edith was forced to change her identity and forget her Jewish heritage.

Written by Kathy Kacer, Hiding Edith, is a true story about Edith Schw