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The Boy Who Dared

The Boy Who Dared

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, Hitler Youth, and fleshed it out into a thought-provoking novel. It is 1942 Germany. When 16-year-old Helmuth Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmuth's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
208
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Susan Campbell Bartoletti Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children. She won the Newbery Honor for "Hitler Youth."

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