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Louder Than Words

Heroic actions speak volumes in a powerful middle grade novel based on real WWII events.

Life is becoming ever more terrifying for the Jewish community as the Second World War envelops their lives. For ...

Masters of Silence

Silence can be powerful.

Kathy Kacer’s second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history’s most famous mime. Desperate ...

The Sound of Freedom

Anna and her family have only one hope left to escape certain doom.

It’s 1936 and life is becoming dangerous for the Jews of Krakow. As incidents of violence and persecution increase day by day, Anna ...

Generals Die in Bed

“The importance of this book … cannot be overstated. ” —The Globe and Mail

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the bestselling novel Generals Die in Bed becomes ...

End of the Line

Ordinary citizens risk everything to save a young Jewish girl in wartime Holland.

Five-year-old Beatrix looks on in horror as the soldier forces her mother off the tram. It is 1942 in Amsterdam, and everyone ...

The Lynching of Louie Sam

Murder, racism, and injustice wreak havoc in a frontier town.

Between 1882 and 1968 there were 4,742 lynchings in the United States. In Canada during the same period there was one—the hanging  of Louie ...

Thunder Over Kandahar

Photographs by Rafal Gerszak
By Sharon McKay
Categories: Children's Fiction

A powerful novel of enduring friendship set amid the terror and chaos of present-day Afghanistan.

Best friends Tamanna and Yasmine cannot believe their good fortune when a school is set up in their Afghan ...