Rappaport, Doreen Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust, 204 p. Candlewick, 2012. $23. Violence: PG-13 (war violence).
Usually Rappaport writes excellent, short, detailed picture books, but this time she can not be restrained as she shows time and time again that many Jews during the Holocaust worked hard and paid with their lives in order to find freedom for themselves and for their fellow Jews.
It’s hard to find more superlatives to describe the depth of research and quality of writing in this wonder of a book. I am a little hesitant to recommend it for elementary schools, just because of its size, but it could be valuable for any teacher who touches upon the subject. I think I am going to need two copies for my library, but we do a lot with non-fiction here.
MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher.