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The Search and A Family Secret Graphic Novels
The Search and The Family Secret Graphic Novels

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Ages: 10-15+
Grade Levels: 5th and up

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Product Code: 174-170

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A Family Secret
A Family Secret provides a graphic novel overview of WWII from a "safe" Dutch girl’s perspective as she relates the tale of her Jewish friend who suffered through the terror of the Holocaust. Characters in the book represent a wide diversity in respect to decency – from the innocent, to the heroic resistance fighters; from the passive bystanders, to the brutal Nazis. Firmly rooted in history and delivering accurate facts along an accurate timeline, A Family Secret does a remarkable job of communicating some of the most perplexing and disturbing events in Dutch history. The story and characters from A Family Secret are intertwined and expanded upon in The Search.

The Search
In this graphic novel about the Holocaust, a Jewish grandmother recounts to her grandson how she escaped from the Nazis and survived. With her grandson’s help she plunges into a search to discover what happened to the rest of her family during their last months at Auschwitz. The Search is a compilation of many stories of Jewish families who experienced the horror of the Holocaust. While the illustrations are not explicit, the narration is fairly specific as to the horrors the characters experience.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2017 Sixth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
A Family Secret
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright: 2009
Faith-Based: No

The Search
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR Paper
Copyright: 2009
Faith-Based: No

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Tragic history made accessible September 12, 2016
Reviewer: Lisa  
We are readers in our family... we read and listen to audio books constantly. And yet, when it comes to the very difficult topics, especially WWII, it is challenging to find appropriate material for children. They NEED to know what happened, to mourn for the huge losses, but the book cannot be so overwhelming that the kids refuse to read it. This series (two books) bridges that gap well and  gives an accurate picture of what happened to many Jewish families during the War. A great way to lead into further discussion and more advanced literature in the future.

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