Michael Bornstein was 4 years old when he was rescued from Auschwitz by Russian soldiers on January 27, 1945, which made him one of the youngest Auschwitz survivors. A few days later the Russians photographed the children that had been rescued to document the event. Michael Bornstein didn’t see the picture until he stumbled across
I thoroughly enjoyed this journey to 13th century France and I’m glad to have experienced it through a book and not in person! And for those who are “listeners,” the readers on the audiobook, Jayne Entwistle, Allan Corduner and Fiona Hardingham were absolutely amazing. The tale is told by three narrators: Botille, one of three
Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat is a memoir about Barakat’s struggle to finish school and become a writer while growing up in the West Bank. It is about her search for an identity as a Palestinian, a people without a country, and her determination to be valued and
The Sun is Also a Star is a wonderful romance book for teens. Do you believe in love-at-first-sight? In soulmates? In fate? Or is life just a random set of events? Natasha is a practical, no-nonsense sort of person. Definitely not the starry-eyed and sentimental, ready-to-fall in love at the drop-of-a-hat type. She loves her
This is a great Graphic Novel for movie and photography buffs as well as more serious film students. Filmish looks at the history of the film and movie industry, referencing over 300 movies. Instead of looking at individual movies, one at a time, Ross looks at various cinematic concepts and then references films that illustrate
Giant Days is a British graphic novel that follows three “dorm-mates” through their first year in university. The three, Daisy Wooton, homeschooled and unworldly; Esther De Groot, a bit rash and overly dramatic; and Susan Ptolemy, who thinks she is the only one with common sense; become fast friends despite their unalike personalities and backgrounds.