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S1 and S2 book talks – February 2017

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

The story of Anna, who, with her brother, are rushed out of Germany in alarming secrecy, away from everything they know. Their father is wanted by the Nazis – dead or alive. This is a hugely relevant story, as much of our time, as it is of Hitler’s.

When people make wars, they make refugees.

Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen

“What I got to trade for a lip of tobacco is letters. I knows letters. I’ll trade A. B. and C. for  lip of chew”.

When Nighjohn arrives on the Waller Plantation, Sarny, a 12 year old slave girl, is instantly fascinated. And when Nightjohn begins to teach her to read, she can’t wait to learn more. But in the brutal of a plantation in the 1850s, knowledge is forbidden to slaves and it soon becomes clear just how much Nighjohn’s letters could him.

Keeper by Mal Peet

Remarkable story of the man they call El Gato – The Cat – the world’s greatest goalkeeper and the man who teaches him. Find out about the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of a claustrophobic South American rainforest.