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  • Published: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 202 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 760

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  • 9780439680134
  • 0439680131

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The boy who dared

by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen

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In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.

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Boy Who Dared

This book opens on a boy's execution day and the rest of the story is told in flashbacks. It makes for a very gripping story about living in Germany during World War II. The book is based partially off of true events as one boy gets sucked in, and then tries to rebel against the propaganda of the Hitler youth movement. He gets his friends to listen to an illegal short wave radio and secretly distributes newsletters to let people know what’s really going on in the war (which he learns from the radio). The fact that you know he gets caught only adds to the very realistic danger of that time, and the courage it takes to do what’s right.

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