Village of Scoundrels

village of scoundrels by margi preus

Newbery Honor recipient Margi Preus tells the incredible true story of a group of French teenagers who helped save refugees in WWII

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety.---from the publisher

320 pages                        978-1419708978                              Ages 10 and up

Keywords:  World War II, refugees, courage, helping others, teens, Jewish fiction, Holocaust fiction,  Nazis, Europe, historical fiction, suspense, secrets, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old

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