10 concentration camps.
10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
It's something no one could imagine surviving.
But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.
As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087.
He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later.
Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?
Based on an astonishing true story.--from the publisher
272 pages 978-0545459013 Ages 11-15 Grades 6-10
Survive at any cost
10 Concentration Camps
Story based on the life of young Yanek Gurener, a Jewish boy in 1930 Poland, where everything and everyone he loves has been brutally snatched away by the Nazis.
272 pages Ages 11 - 15 ISBN: 9780545459013
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Recommended by: Josephine O Sorrell,l National Board Certified Media Specialist, North Carolina USA
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