The name Transnistria did not exist on a map. Yet that is where ten-year-old Felicia Steigman and her parents arrive in 1941, after a cruel deportation and death march overseen by Romanian Nazi collaborators.
Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to school. No simple school bus picks them up each morning, but rather these children negotiate disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines to reach the classroom.
Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She moved to The Pas, Manitoba, to attend high school. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. This is her story.
Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit – everything except admitting that he is scared. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, Kamal communicates his fears in a way everyone understands, and is able to get the confidence he needs to face his fears.
Bruna lives an idyllic life in a small Italian village in the 1940s, with the worries and joys of any fourteen-year-old girl. The reality of WWII seems far away from her life. But war does come, and as Nazi soldiers occupy her village Bruna must help her family cope with their dangerous new reality. A true story.
Six girls just out of high school spend the summer of 1943 on a farm, doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, Peggy, Binxie, Isabel, Jean, and the mysterious "X." Friendship, romance, hardship, and heartbreak shape their summer, all against the backdrop of the Second World War.
Jakob and his family hide their Jewish identity in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Discovered, he is sent as a prisoner to Auschwitz where he keeps himself alive out of a desire for revenge on the friend he believes turned on him, only to discover when he is free that things are not as he thought.