Holocaust Young Readers Book List

Holocaust Young Reader - Book List

B1

A Song for Summer - Eva Ibbotson

A Song for Summer will appeal to students aged 14 and above.  It introduces readers to a cast of colourful characters who work and study at a drama, dance and music school in Austria.  The Nazis are rising to power in neighbouring Germany...

B2

Annexed - Sharon Dogar

Annexed is a work of fiction based on the real life story of Anne Frank whose diary is well known across the world.  This novel for...

B3

Malka - Mirjam Pressler and Brian Murdoch

Malka cannot understand what is happening.  Her home is no longer safe.  Children won’t play with her, even though they were once her friends.  Jews are no longer welcome in Lawoczne and people are disappearing after Nazi round-ups....

B5

Now - Morris Gleitzman

Now is set in Australia in 2009, a year of devastating bush fires in Victoria.  These fires form a backdrop to the story of Zelda, the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor.  Zelda knows she has been named after one of her grandfather’s...

B6

Once - Morris Gleitzman

Once is dedicated to ‘all the children whose stories have never been told.’  It is 1942 and Felix is weary of living in an orphanage.  He explains how ‘once’ he almost caused a riot because of a carrot, got confused when people made...

B7

Refugee Boy - Benjamin Zephaniah

Alem’s Father is Ethiopian and his mother is Eritrean.  Their countries are at war and Alem is not safe. He is not welcome in Ethiopia because he has Eritrean blood. He cannot live in Eritrea because his Father is from Ethiopia.  His...

B8

Tales from the Secret Annexe - Anne Frank

Tales from the Secret Annexe is a collection of short stories and fictional accounts which were found amongst the papers and Diary of Anne Frank after the discovery and arrest of Anne and her family in Holland in August 1944.  Note to teachers/...

B9

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

Bruno is unhappy when his Father is given an important new posting far away from Berlin.  It means that he will have to move from his familiar, comfortable home and part from his friends.  At nine years old, Bruno, like most German...

B10

The Diary Of A Young Girl - Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in Germany on 12 June 1929.  She moved with her family to Amsterdam in 1933 when the Nazis came to power in Germany.  Anne and her family were trapped in The Netherlands when the Nazi invasion began in 1940.  Anne...