The Book Thief | Study Guide

Marcus Zusak

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The Book Thief | Suggested Reading


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Goodenough, Elizabeth, editor. "Violence and Children's Literature." Special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn, vol. 24, no. 3, September 2000.

Green, John. "Fighting for Their Lives." New York Times, 13 May 2006.

Kertzer, Adrienne. My Mother's Voice: Children, Literature, and the Holocaust. Broadview, 2002.

Opdyke, Irene Gut, and Jennifer Armstrong. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. Ember, 2016.

Owings, Alison. Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich. Rutgers UP, 2011.

Shirer, William L. Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941. Ishi, 2010.

Stargardt, Nicholas. Witnesses of War: Children's Lives under the Nazis. Vintage, 2007.

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