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  • ISBN: 9781328594433
  • ISBN: 1328594432
  • Physical Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358)
Summary, etc.:
Tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenges the Nazi regime during World War II as part of the White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* German university student Sophie Scholl of the White Rose resistance movement was murdered by the Nazis on February 22, 1943. She and her brother Hans were guillotined for the crime of creating and distributing leaflets that encouraged people to consider what the Third Reich was doing to European Jews and to oppose Hitler. Wilson's highly effective novel in verse travels back and forth between the time of Sophie's youth ("Before") and her final days, from her arrest to her death ("The End"). Clearly labeled and well-structured, the two chronologies are interwoven and paced out so that Sophie's growth into a freethinker, encouraged by her brave and loving family, is shown over time. Even as her execution approaches, we see how her strong character and beliefs led Sophie to sacrifice herself. Wilson also addresses Sophie's complicated relationship with her boyfriend, Fritz, noting her ambivalence towards being in a relationship at all. Very few of the passages feel overwritten—the phrase "boom-boom," used to indicate Sophie's understandable fear, is perhaps repeated to excess—but overall, this moving and inspiring novel will provide readers with a great introduction to some of the Righteous Gentiles who resisted the Nazis. Including a glossary and extensive bibliography, this is a model of well-researched and riveting historical fiction. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kip Wilson is the Poetry Editor of the Young Adult Review Network and has a Ph.D. in German Literature. In 2017, she won the PEN/New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award, and her work has appeared in several children&;s literary magazines.
Twitter: @kiperoo
Instagram: @kipwilsonwrites

Subject: Scholl, Sophie, 1921-1943 > Juvenile fiction.
Scholl, Sophie, 1921-1943 > Fiction.
White Rose (German resistance group) > Fiction.
Weisse Rose (Resistance group) > Fiction.
Scholl, Sophie, 1921-1943.
Novels in verse.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Holocaust.
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.

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