For Further Reading
The Anne Frank companion books chosen for Big D Reads are just a few examples of the great literature written about the Holocaust, Hitler and the Nazis. These are some others we recommend:
Maus I&II by Art Spiegelman (ages 15+)
A tale within a tale, Maus tells the story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story through the medium of cartoons (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice).
The well-known author of fiction and criticism examines The Diary of a Young Girl as a work of art and a work of history.
Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington (ages 15+)
Historical research, first-person accounts and individual stories bring to life the experiences of homosexuals who were imprisoned in concentration camps along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress.
Night by Elie Wiesel (ages 15+)
First published in 1958, Night is Wiesel’s autobiographical account of survival in Auschwitz.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (ages 11+)
In 1939 Nazi Germany, Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich who steals when she encounters something she can’t resist – books.
The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco (ages 5-8)
Monique, living in a French village during the German occupation of France, befriends the Jewish girl hiding in her basement.
The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen (ages 8-11)
Hannah learns to rejoice in her Jewish heritage and the stories of the past after time-traveling to a Polish village in 1942.
Find these books and more at Dallas Public Library.