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Holocaust Remembrance Books

On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. day comes International Holocaust Remembrance Day. During these last few weeks, our country and our world has stopped to remember the injustices that occurred, the lives that were lost, and the lessons we have learned.

Recently, my class has been reading Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, a story of a young girl who faces her worst fears for the sake of her Jewish friends. We have been mulling over the idea of courage . . . what does it mean to have courage? Can we be sure that we have courage until we are faced with a scary circumstance? How can others help us to have courage?

Tomorrow, take a moment to with your children to stop, read, and reflect on the lives of brave men, women, and children who suffered and fought during the Holocaust. What does courage mean to them?

Take note. These topics are deep and sometimes triggering. Please preview each book before you read to make sure it is the right fit for your children.

The Butterfly

by Patricia Polacco

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

by Jo Hoestlandt

The Night Spies

by Kathy Kacer

One Candle

by Eve Bunting

Hold On to Your Music

by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

Rose Blanche

by Roberty Innocenti

The Whispering Town

by Jennifer Elvgren

The Yellow Star

by Carmen Agra Deedy

Guardian Angel House

by Kathy Clark

The Harmonica

by Tony Johnston

Hana’s Suitcase on Stage

by Karen Levine

Bear and Fred

by Iris Argaman

Hiding Edith

by Kathy Kacer

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Jars of Hope

by Jennifer Roy

Looking for another book list that will prompt thoughtful conversation and reflection?

I Have a Dream: 8 Books about Martin Luther King Jr.

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