Starting today, we’ll be posting reviews sent in by students taking part in our Teen Summer Reading 2020 Challenges program. First up, we have a review from Amy Najarro, who sent us a review of Antonio Iturbe’s The Librarian of Auschwitz:
“The Librarian of Auschwitz is an unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust during the World War II. This novel is based on the real-life experiences of Dita Kraus, who was a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. In Auschwitz, Dita was chosen to protect the forbidden eight books that prisoners had smuggled into Auschwitz. Books that would be used in the secret school created by prisoners for the children of Block 31. This novel shows the horror and suffering experienced in the concentration camps not only by the Jews but also by other groups that were considered enemies of the Nazis (communists, homosexuals, etc).”
Thanks Amy. This book can be downloaded here. We’ll have more reviews posted in the coming weeks.