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Shauzia - Debra Ellis
Call Number: STF F ELL
ISBN: 1741142849
Publication Date: 2003
If you read Parvana in Yr 7 move onto Shauzia
This powerful companion to Parvana and Parvana s Journey , by award winning Canadian author, Deborah Ellis, tells the gripping story of a young girl s fight to make a life for herself outside the refugee camps on the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Road to war - First World War diary 1916-1917 - Valerie Wilding
Call Number: STF F WIL
ISBN: 9781407104614
Publication Date: 2008
It's 1917 and the Great War rages in Europe. When Daffy Rowntree's brother goes missing in action she refuses to sit safely in England, and determines to do something to help win the war. Soon she finds herself in the mud and horror of the battlefields of France, driving an ambulance transporting the wounded of the trenches...

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My Holocaust - Hanna - Goldie Alexander
Call Number: F ALE
ISBN: 9781743629673
Publication Date: 2015
Hanna Kaminsky loves gymnastics, her best friend Eva, Elzas chicken soup with dumplings and reading. But in September 1939 the happy life that Hanna has always known disappears. The Nazis have invaded Poland and are herding all Jews into ghettos in the cities. Hannas family are forced into hiding in the countryside. For a while it seems they are safe. But hiding from the Germans means trusting others. Rounded up by the SS, Hanna and her family are sent to the Warsaw Ghetto where they must use whatever skills they have to survive

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My mother's secret - L.J. Witterick
Call Number: STF F WIT
ISBN: 9780399168543
Publication Date: 2013
Inspired by a true story, My Mother's Secret is a profound, captivating, and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who teamed up to save them. Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are unlikely heroines. They are simple people who mind their own business and don't stand out from the crowd . . . until 1939, when crisis strikes. The Nazis invade Poland and start to persecute the Jews. Providing shelter to Jews has become a death sentence, and yet Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny two room home in Sokal, they cleverly hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen floorboards, and a defecting German soldier in the attic - each party completely unknown to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander standing guard outside her door.

 

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Where The Streets Had A Name - Randa Abdel-Fattah
Call Number: F ABD
ISBN: 9780330425261
Publication Date: 2009
I need to see Sitti Zeynab one last time. To know if I will have the courage to go ahead with my plan. The two nurses look frazzled and smile wearily at me. 'We must leave now,' they say in urgent tones. 'I won't be long,' I reassure them and I jump up onto the back of the ambulance. I can smell the air of her village, pure and scented. I can see her village as though it were Bethlehem itself. I can smell the almond trees. Hear my heels click on the courtyard tiles. See myself jumping two steps at a time down the limestone stairs. I can see Sitti Zeynab sitting in the front porch of the house. I only have to remember that walk through her memories and I know I can make my promise. I've already lost once. I refuse to lose again. 'Stay alive,' I whisper. 'And you shall touch that soil again.' Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the check points, the curfews, the permit system and Hayaat's best-friend Samy, who is mainly interested in football and the latest elimination on X-Factor, but always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel to Jerusalem. However, while their journey may only be a few kilometres long, it may take a lifetime to complete.

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War girls - a collection of stories - Theresa Breslin
Call Number: F WAR
ISBN: 9781783440603
Publication Date: 2014
As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict. This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courageous nurse risks her life at the Front Line; a young woman discovers independence and intrigue in wartime London; and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war. Through these and other tales, War Girls presents a moving portrait of loss and grief, and of hope overcoming terrible odds.

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Letter from my father - Basia Black  Icon
Call Number: ePub - Overdrive
ISBN: 9781921556708
Publication Date: 2012
Ester was a four-year-old child during the Holocaust in Poland when she was told that both her parents had been killed. In 'Letter from my Father' Dasia Black (born Ester Hadasa) tells of her struggle as a child to survive the loss of her family, her name and identity.

 

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
Call Number: STF F BOY
ISBN: 038560940X
Publication Date: 2006
Berlin 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

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Alexander Altmann A10567 - Suzy Zail
Call Number: F ZAI
ISBN: 9781922179999
Publication Date: 2014
The story of a young Jewish boy who must learn to trust others to survive. "Don't let her know you're scared," Alexander's father had said to him the first time Alexander had sat on Sari's back. Fourteen-year-old Alexander Altmann doesn't need to look at the number tattooed on his arm. A10567; he knows it by heart. He also knows to survive Auschwitz, he must toughen up. Being soft will get him killed. Alexander will take any chance he's given - and when that chance is caring for the German officers' horses he grabs it. He just can't let them know he's scared.

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Someone else's war - Phil Kafcaloudes.
Call Number: F KAF
ISBN: 9781742840642
Publication Date: 2011
"Based on true events Someone else's war is a novel that spans the life of the author's maternal grandmother, a reluctant spy and British agent in World War Two".

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