The Underground Reporters

  • Pages:160
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Pub Date:10/15/2004
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
$17.95 USD
In a quiet village in Czechoslovakia, laws restricted the freedom of Jewish people during WWII. A small plot of land by the river was allocated to the village’s Jewish youth, and it was here that some brave young people decided to create a newspaper.
Historical settings are well researched and vivid…characters and plot are at the forefront.
Kacer's taut recounting of the grim background story highlights the brave gallantry of the children.
– City Parent
The book can also be an inspiration for children about how the human spirit can triumph over adversity.
– CM Magazine
The simple yet poignant style holds your attention.
– Association of Jewish Libraries
We need a book like this that reminds us there is always hope and the human spirit will always survive.
– Lethbridge Herald
Copies of the original editions and black-and-white photos salvaged from the war add to this incredible piece of Holocaust history.
– Kirkus Reviews
Readers will gain knowledge of the events that occurred during the beginning of World War II through the eyes of ordinary people.
– Resource Links
The Underground Reporters is an amazing story about survival, rather than death.
– Jewish Independent Online
Kacer makes these children come alive, leading her readers into the story as if it were a novel, while commemorating the lives of the kids.
– The Toronto Star
The undying spirit of the Jewish people during those dreadful times is emphasized, and descriptions of life in the camps are excellent.
This story is well-written and interesting, and meets the equity test.
– Voice (Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario)
A rich assortment of photographs and maps helps young readers connect with the people and places described in the book.
– Professionally Speaking (Ontario College of Teachers)
Interspersed with black-and-white photographs, stories and artwork from the newspapers is a riveting story of courage.
– Jewish Book World
Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award   | 2005  |  Commended
British Columbia Library Association – Red Cedar Award (Non-fiction)   | 2007  |  Short-listed
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-fiction   | 2005  |  Commended
Olive Branch Book Award (Non-Fiction)   | 2007  |  Winner
Rocky Mountain Book Award: Alberta Children’s Choice   | 2006  |  Short-listed