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Ma Bell's Books and stuff

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Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Teresa Toten
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)
Mark Goldblatt
Dash
Kirby Larson
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Anne Lamott
Killer Instinct
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
The Night Journal
Elizabeth Crook
Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

Another Memorable Book about the Holocaust

The Extra - Kathryn Lasky Playing for the Commandant - Suzy Zail

I just finished this book about a young Jewish girl who was sent along with her family to a prison camp. It describes her life as a prisoner and also depicts life in the Commandant's house where she is compelled to play piano. This along with The Extra. Both books will be excellent additions to any secondary school or public library. They are worthwhile reading for adults too, and by no means sugarcoated for young readers. We all need to remember the past and continually push to avoid terrible historical events from being repeated, especially in this troubled time in our country.