Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
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In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions. At the end of the war, there were about 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of one of the twelve. "A stunning, poetic recreation of a life lived within the horror that was the Holocaust." - Jane Yolen, author of The Devil's Arithmetic and Briar Rose "In vivid free verse, Jennifer Roy tells a story of hope and courage as gripping as Schindler's List." - Eric A. Kimmel, author of Gershon's Monster, a Sydney Taylor Book Award winner "' "Beautifully told and unforgettable, Yellow Star reminds us that hope and innocence can shine through the darkest tragedy."-'- David Lubar, author of Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie and Dunk