Tagged: Second Story Press

Under the Iron Bridge by Kathy Kac­er

Under the Iron Bridge by Kathy Kac­er

It’s 1938 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paul is feeling pressured to join the Hitler Youth. The last thing he wants to do is march around with a bunch of bullies, supporting the Gestapo and...

Names in a Jar by Jen­nifer Gold

Names in a Jar by Jen­nifer Gold

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge...

Jacob and the Man­dolin Adventure by Anne Dublin

Jacob and the Man­dolin Adventure by Anne Dublin

Thirteen-year-old Jacob’s life is hard in 1920s Poland, where he lives in an orphanage for Jewish children. His days are brightened by playing in the orphanage mandolin orchestra. When an American benefactor arrives with...

The Promise Pnina by Bat Zvi & Margie Wolfe

The Promise Pnina by Bat Zvi & Margie Wolfe

Illustrator: Isabelle Cardinal The night that Rachel and Toby’s parents are taken away by the Nazis, they give their daughters three gold coins. “Use these wisely to help save your lives,” they tell them....

When We Were Shadows by Janet Wees

When We Were Shadows by Janet Wees

Walter is a young child when his parents decide to leave their home in Germany and start a new life in the Netherlands. As Jews, they know they are not safe under the Nazi...

All About Anne by The Anne Frank House

All About Anne by The Anne Frank House

Illustrator Huck Scarry Anne Frank’s life story is told by answering the most frequently asked questions posed by young people visiting the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam. Text, detailed photographs and beautiful illustrations...

Fania's Heart by Anne Renaud

Fania’s Heart by Anne Renaud

Richard Rudnicki, illustrator Ten-year-old Sorale discovers a tiny heart-shaped book among her mother’s belongings. Its pages are shaped like four-petaled flowers, upon which are written words in languages Sorale does not understand. Who wrote...

A Cage Without Bars by Anne Dublin

A Cage Without Bars by Anne Dublin

In 1492, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain signed the Edict of Expulsion, giving all Jews three months to leave the country. In the aftermath, twelve-year-old Joseph escapes to Lisbon, Portugal with his...