Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

10 best books like Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow (Susan Campbell Bartoletti): An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944, We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, The Great Fire, Show Way, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, Carver: A Life in Poems

AuthorJim Murphy
ISBN0395776082
1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .

Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social...
AuthorAranka Siegal
ISBN0374480796
The classic true story of one child's experiences during the holocaust.

Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the...
AuthorKadir Nelson
ISBN0786808322
Rube Foster was the founder of the Negro National League. Said he of his men, "We are the ship: all else the sea." As long as there has been baseball in America there have been African-American ballplayers. Men like Sol White and Bud Fowler. Before Rube Foster, however, there was no organized professional...
AuthorJoyce Sidman
ISBN0547152280
A 2011 Newbery Honor Book


Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.

Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells...
AuthorJim Murphy
ISBN0439203074
The Great Fire of 1871 was one of most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourshing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again.

By weaving personal accounts of actual...
AuthorJacqueline Woodson
ISBN0399237496
Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways...
AuthorPhillip Hoose
ISBN0374313229
“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white...
AuthorRussell Freedman
ISBN0618159762
"A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country. Drawing...
AuthorTanya Lee Stone
ISBN0763636118
They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.

What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But...
AuthorMarilyn Nelson
ISBN1886910537
George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and was raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother. In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree. In 1896, Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department...
AuthorAlan Armstrong
ISBN0375828656
This Newbery-Honor winning tale introduces Whittington, a roughneck Tom who arrives one day at a barn full of rescued animals and asks for a place there. He spins for the animals—as well as for Ben and Abby, the kids whose grandfather does the rescuing—a yarn about his ancestor, the nameless cat...
AuthorPatricia Lauber
ISBN0689716796
May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.: An earthquake suddenly triggered an avalanche on Mount St. Helens, a volcano in southern Washington State. Minutes later, Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating volcanic eruption in U.S. history.

What caused the eruption?...
AuthorCatherine Thimmesh
ISBN0618507574
Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield...
AuthorMary Stolz
ISBN0762418893
At last, Mary Stolz's 1962 Newbery Honor-winning book is back. And now, for the first time, the classic story is brought to life with colorful illustrations in a picture book format. Award-winning illustrator Pierre Pratt adds whimsical new art to this charming tale about two little mice assigned...
AuthorKathryn Lasky
Prolific children's author Kathryn Lasky tells the story of sugaring season - that "time between the seasons... when winter seems tired and spring is only a hoped for thing" - in this beautifully-written work of picture-book non-fiction. Her lyrical but informative text is paired with her husband...
AuthorMargarita Engle
ISBN0805086749
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

Black,...
AuthorSally M. Walker
ISBN1575058308
On February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hunley made history as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. Soldiers on the shore waited patiently after seeing the submarine's return signal. But after several days, the ship had failed to return. What had gone wrong? In 1995, after over 130 years of searching,...
AuthorRhoda Blumberg
ISBN0060086254
In 1853, few Japanese people knew that a country called America even existed. For centuries, Japan had isolated itself from the outside world by refusing to trade with other countries and even refusing to help shipwrecked sailors, foreign or Japanese. The country's people still lived under a feudal...
AuthorPatricia C. McKissack
ISBN0679818634
Wow did this one surprise me. It's a collection of short horror stories, mostly based on African American folktales and set in the deep south. This was published by Scholastic, so I was expecting stories aimed at children. While technically I guess they are, the stories are much darker and mature than...
AuthorScott Reynolds Nelson
Who was the real John Henry? The story of this legendary African-American figure has come down to us in so many songs, stories, and plays, that the facts are often lost. Historian Scott Nelson brings John Henry alive for young readers in his personal quest for the true story of the man behind the myth. Nelson...
AuthorNic Bishop
ISBN0439877563
Spiders are creepy, crawly and scary, but Nic Bishop’s book, Spiders, still makes you want to know more. The amazing pictures grab your attention and keep you turning the page even if it turns your stomach. He manages to find many unusual subjects and photograph them up close so you can see the smallest...
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