Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army By Georg RauchAs a teenager in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his family hide dozens of Jews behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of Nazi-occupied Austria. Nonetheless, in 1943 he was drafted into Hitler's army, soon to be shipped out to fight on the eastern front as a radio operator with the German infantry—in spite of his having confessed his own Jewish ancestry. Thus begins the incredible journey of a young man thrust into a war that was already lost, fighting for a cause in which he never believed. Enter for a Chance to Win a paperback copy of Unlikely Warrior!
A royal wedding is what most girls can only dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement—that she agreed to marry the crown prince just to guarantee Arin's freedom—if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.Don't miss the final book in the Winner's Trilogy, The Winner's Kiss, out this month!
The Based on a True Story books are exciting historical fiction about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History.
Historical Fiction is a genre unlike any other. Novels of this genre include details on the everyday life of those who lived in the past and paint of clear picture of historical time periods. Use the Teacher's Guide below to aid your instruction with Pre and Post-reading activities, discussion questions, and Common Core activities for the entire series! Teacher's Guide available as a free download!