Saturday, March 14, 2015

Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko-ADVISABLE

Janeczko, Paul B., Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto. Pgs. 102. Candlewick Press, 2011. $7.99. Language: G, Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13

Ever wondered what life would’ve been like living in a Nazi-ran Ghetto of World War II? In this book, follow the lives of those living in a Czech concentration camp. Told in poems, accented by historical illustrations, read about hope, courage, and what it took to survive as an inmate under Nazi Rule.

A tragic, intimate, profoundly moving look at Terezin. The poems are well-written, thought-provoking, and intense. The historical illustrations are amazingly detailed and complement the poems well. Although it would’ve been nice to have some sources in the back for further information, readers interested in Word War II or the Holocaust will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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