Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz

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By Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
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A New York Times bestsellerBoth moving and memorable, combining the emotional resolve of a memoir with the rhythm of a novel. New York Times Book ReviewIn 1945, in a nowfamous piece of World War II archival footage, fouryearold Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmothers arms. Survivors Club tells the unforgettable story of how a fathers courageous wit, a mothers fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.This thoroughlyresearched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens

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62047 words62,047 words
367 pages367 pages
Lexile 890LLexile 890L
Grade 4 to 8Grade 4 to 8
Age 9-13Age 9-13
Published 2017Published 2017

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