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My Holocaust Story : Within These Walls - Robyn Bavati

My Holocaust Story

Within These Walls

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Published: 1st April 2016
For Ages: 11 - 15 years old
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Whatever is coming, we'll face it together, as a family. As long as we're together, we'll be okay. For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard, the promise of summer holidays, and Fridays when everyone comes together to celebrate Shabbat. But the Nazis have a hold on Europe, and have stepped up their discrimination and attacks on Jews. How can Miri's family stay together, when the invading Nazis come to destroy them? Miri's world closes in on her, as she and her family are forced into the ghetto, where they must try to survive, against impossible odds.

About the Author

Robyn Bavati's first novel Dancing in the Dark was a CBCA Nobable Book in 2011.

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5.0

Loved it and found it moving

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about My Holocaust Story:

    Read it in one afternoon and couldn't put it down. The story was sad and moving, yet not without optimism. Set in Poland during the Holocaust, the book gives and insight into what it would have been like for a child at that time. I would really like to read more books by the author.

     
    5.0

    Very powerful, facinating and emotionally moving

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    from Melbourne, AU

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
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      Comments about My Holocaust Story:

      Brilliant read. I devoured it in 2 hours and couldn't put it down. It is rare to read a book about that holocaust that is so educational while remaining a page-turner. I cried while reading certain parts of the book, as it is realistic and raw.

       
      5.0

      Important and powerful

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      • Informative
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        Comments about My Holocaust Story:

        This story is told through the eyes of Miri, a young Jewish girl living in Warsaw, Poland. The book begins with a prologue giving us a brief glimpse – and warning – of the dark days of war Miri is about to experience, but then we are drawn back into the warm, happy atmosphere of her life in pre-war Poland. These early scenes of market stalls and holidays, depicted in loving detail, are shattered by the arrival of the first bombs and the reader experiences the tensions and uncertainties of those times. The Germans occupy Poland and Jews are herded into one small area known as the Ghetto. Anti-Jewish laws are proclaimed and gradually life becomes a nightmare filled with fear, starvation, beatings, and death. The book is an emotionally challenging read but it is written in an appropriate style for children of 10-12 who are ready to learn about this horrific time in history. Robyn Bavati exposes the reality of what happened without dwelling ghoulishly on the terrible incidents. This sensitive, thoroughly-researched and well-written book is an important and powerful addition to literature about the Holocaust.

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        ISBN: 9781760152857
        ISBN-10: 1760152854
        Series: My Holocaust Story
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 11 - 15 years old
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 192
        Published: 1st April 2016
        Publisher: Scholastic Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.8
        Weight (kg): 0.21