personal narratives

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personal narratives

Questions I am asked about the Holocaust

The author answers questions about her time as a teenager Jew in Auschwitz.

By the grace of the game

the Holocaust, a basketball legacy, and the American dream
"This book details a family's unique story from escaping the Holocaust to landing in America to playing in the NBA"--Provided by publisher.

Last witnesses, adapted for young adults

"A collection of personal narratives told by those who were children during World War II and survived harrowing experiences. So many children were separated from their loved ones in the midst of the terror and chaos. As a result, some grew up in orphanages or were raised by grandparents or extended family; others were taken in and cared for by strangers who risked punishment for such acts. Still others lived on their own or became underage soldiers . . . these oral histories of survival reveal the heart-rending details of life during wartime while reminding us that resilience is possible, no matter the circumstances"--Adapted from publisher description.

On the horizon

World War II reflections
"From two-time Newbery medalist . . . Lois Lowry comes [poetry on] the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima"--Provided by publisher.

Hedy's journey

the true story of a Hungarian girl fleeing the Holocaust
Join Hedy on her journey, where she encounters good fortune and misfortune, a kind helper and cruel soldiers, a reunion and a tragedy, and discover how Hedy is both lucky and brave.

Warrior dog

"[A young reader's edition of] the . . . true story of a SEAL Team Six member and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life. Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden's compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. This is Cairo's story, and that of his handler, Will Chesney, a member of SEAL Team Six whose life would be irrevocably tied to Cairo's. Starting in 2008, . . . he and Cairo worked side by side, depending on each other for survival on hundreds of critical operations in the war on terrorism. . . Then, in 2011, the call came: Pick up your dog and get back to Virginia. Now. What followed were several weeks of training for a secret mission, . . . Operation Neptune Spear, which resulted in the successful elimination of bin Laden. . . [When] a grenade blast in 2013 left [Will] with a brain injury and PTSD . . . it was up to Cairo to save Will's life once more--and then up to Will to be there when Cairo needed him the most"--Provided by publisher.

Standing my ground

a Capitol police officer's fight for accountability and good trouble after January 6th
"Walking the halls of democracy as a Capitol Police officer, Harry Dunn was a man slowly experiencing an awakening. It sparked after the election of our first Black president. It grew as his belief in the bravery and honor of law enforcement was shaken by Ferguson and countless other cases of police brutality towards Black people. It continued to burn brighter as he watched members of Congress, many of whom he had befriended, lose their way to partisanship, as political extremism intensified. And it exploded into a blaze when he fought side by side with his fellow officers on January 6th, when democracy and their lives were threatened. "Standing My Ground" provides a crucial, definitive, and first-hand account of what happened that day our world was shocked to its core. But it also shares the story of a man who refused to stay quiet when he learned that some of the men and women he had risked his life protecting, who knew him by name, would deny the horrors they faced. That's when he chose to speak up and to seek out what his hero John Lewis once termed "good trouble." Dunn's ongoing story as a witness willing to meaningfully engage with the media, lawmakers, and the public provides a backdrop for examining the political and racial divide in this country-one that we must overcome in order to demand accountability and preserve our precious democracy"--.

Craig & Fred

a Marine, a stray dog, and how they rescued each other
"In 2010 Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine Recon in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young stray dog 'with a big goofy head and little legs.' Fred not only stole Craig's heart; he won over the Recon fighters, who helped smuggle the dog into Camp Leatherneck. Fred eventually made it to Craig's family in Virginia, where months later, it was Fred's turn to save Craig's life"--OCLC.

Last witnesses

an oral history of the children of World War II
Reveals a view of World War II from the eyes of the children during that time.

The unforgiving minute

a soldier's education
A West Point graduate, Rhodes scholar, and Army Ranger describes his extensive military education, the ways in which his service in Afghanistan shaped his views, and his work as a Naval Academy instructor.


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