Jewish Values: Black Radishes

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Publication Year: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
228 p.
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As the Germans overcome France, Gustave and his parents, fearing an imminent invasion, flee to the French countryside. Using a map from his geography class, Gustave demarcates the Germans’ rapid progression by painting all Nazi-occupied countries in red. His innocence fades in increments with every harsh revelation—hearing about Jews being forced into prison camps, experiencing hunger for the first time during an aborted attempt to flee to Spain, and receiving an anti-Semitic note from the class bully. Meyer deftly weaves historical details with plenty of adventure in this fast-paced story, allowing her readers to identify with the young hero as he helps the French Resistance, bribes Nazi guards with black radishes, and helps his aunt and cousins escape to freedom.
ISBN: 
9780823422234
Book ID: 
1523
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No