Need suggestions for Holocaust themed novels

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  1. Mr.MiddleSchool

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    Hello all,

    English and language arts teachers, I need your help and advice. Does anyone have any suggestions on Holocaust themed books that you have read to your students or read in class that went over really well.

    I've already got some to look at and think about:

    Number the Stars
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    However, was just wondering if anyone else had any suggestions that would be worth looking into/has worked really well for them.

    Thanks in advance everyone!


    -Mr.MiddleSchool
     
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    Each year over the summer everyone in the school - all students (incoming 9th graders through 12th), all staff - reads the same book. A couple of years ago it was The Book Thief, which was very well received.
     
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    I love The Book Thief!

    I'm teaching All But My Life right now. The kids are really enjoying it.
     
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    How about "Because of Romek" ? the author came to one of the schools I subbed at to speak, and it was very moving. This book is now made to be part of the curriculum in many states.
     
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    Milkweed, perhaps?
     
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    There was one I read with a tutoring student last year...I think two kids names in the title, but not sure..the girl was traumatized and didn't. Talk, the boy made model airplanes...darn... can't remember the title..
     
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    The Devil's Arithmetic. There's a movie version that was made with Kirsten Dunst.
     
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    Number the Stars may be a bit low for the reading level of middle schoolers. It was in our grade 6 basal reader but our supt. said it was more appropriate for grade 4. Anyway, it's accuracy is spot on according to my MIL who lived through it as a young girl with similar stories to the main character.
    I love Book Thief as well.
     
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    I currently have some of my students reading Night by Elie Wiesel in a team teaching classroom. I have not personally read it (the other teacher has), but it has rave reviews. So far the students have enjoyed it.
     
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    The Big Lie is short but powerful. So is The Hidden Girl.
     

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