Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace.
At ninety years old, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. A DAUGHTER'S TALE follows her early life from an idyllic childhood in her own Garden of Eden at Chartwell to her ATS service in mixed anti-aircraft batteries during the war. When Chamberlain's declaration of war in 1939 shatters Mary's world, she begins to share the burden of her family's anxieties and stresses. We see her love for her parents strengthen through adversity, culminating in her emotional account of her own devastation at Winston's defeat at the 1945 general election. With glimpses into her fascinating personal diary, published here for the first time, this charming memoir draws us into a world where the experiences of a packed family, social and romantic life unfold against a background of cataclysmic events.
In spare words and vibrant illustrations, a young child mimics the actions of several different dinosaurs as he imagines he is one of them. After each spread showing the boy pretending, readers turn the page to find each dinosaur the boy imagines. Anna Grossnickle Hines's ability to showcase a child's perspective makes "I Am a Tyrannosaurus" perfect for toddlers who love dinosaurs.
This riveting, beautifully produced graphic memoir tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam war as seen by a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese diplomat and his French wife. Visually powerful and emotionally potent, Such A Lovely Little War is both a large-scale and intimate study of the Vietnam war as seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese: a turbulent national history intertwined with an equally traumatic familial one.
A young couple wakes up to find a strange boy asleep on their porch. At first they don't expect him to stay, but stay he does, and as the couple's connection to him grows, the three of them blossom into an unlikely family. But where has he come from and to whom does he belong? 'A page-turner for a reader of any age.' Publisher's Weekly
On the 2nd of August 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having survived the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the harrowing slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival. In this intelligent and deeply moving book, Goran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood in order to tell the story of his father; walking at his side, holding his hand, trying to get close to him again. It is also the story of the chasm that soon opens between the world of the child, permeated by the optimism, progress and collective oblivion of post-war Sweden, and the world of the father, shattered by unexpected events, and the relentless cruelties of fate. Melancholy, wise and beautiful, A BRIEF STOP ON THE ROAD FROM AUSCHWITZ is a measured examination of the past and a loving portrait of a father.
Every month, hundreds of Afghan children, women and unemployed young men are kidnapped, imprisoned or trafficked to international market and local prostitution industry. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, war criminals have left a shameful record of child sex, children trafficking, kidnapping and play boy business. Male prostitution has not been considered a harmful business in Afghanistan since decades. Though, keeping a play boy or Bacha Bereesh (a boy without beard) is not illegal but thousands wealthy people, business men and criminal gangs are involved with play boys across the country since long. WikiLeaks recently released a cable from Afghanistan revealing US government contractor DynCorp’s involvement in the boy play business. DynCorp is a company of private militia training Afghan police force. According to recent reports, more than 95 percent budget of the militia comes from the US and part of that is being spent on child abuse parties and sex trafficking in northern Afghanistan. To meet the sexual needs of Afghan police officers, in December 2010, as WikiLeaks cable reported, DynCorp purchased many young boys for Afghan policemen.
Is any superhero cooler than Batman? He s a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In this fully illustrated memoir, author Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan s story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton s 1989 re-envisioning to 2012 s The Dark Knight Rises. Through it all, he helped to create one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.
As captain of the college taekwondo team, Dwayne always wants to be the best. But when he loses to Minho Kim, the new boy from Korea, Dwayne has to learn what it really means to be a fighter.Page Turners is a 12-level series of original readers for learne
WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY DR DIETER FUCHS AND JOSEPH O'CONNOR Against the backdrop of nineteenth century Dublin, a boy becomes a man: his mind testing its powers, obsessions taking hold and loosening again, the bonds of family, tradition, nation and religion transforming from supports into shackles; until the young man devotes himself to the celebration of beauty, and reaches for independence and the life of an artist.
Young readers will share Abner Doubledays enthusiasm and love of baseball and recognize him as a heroic general who fought bravely in two wars in this installation of the Young Patriots series. An early adapter of modern baseball rules, Abner adored the sport and helped bring it into mainstream American sporting life. As a boy, he loved nothing more than playing ball--whether it be "one old cat" or "three old cat"--with his brother and friends. When not on the playing field, Abner sought out adventures, which led him to a historic meeting with the French Revolutionary War hero General Lafayette, the recovery of a stolen trunk in the woods, and a hitched ride aboard a rickety stagecoach. Even as a child, Abner displayed the leadership skills and good sportsmanship that helped him advance the rules of baseball and lead his soldiers into battle during the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. Special features include a summary of Abners adult accomplishments, fun facts detailing little-known tidbits of information about him, and a time line of his life.