The Boy who Dared

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Scholastic Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 202 pages
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Just as the Nazis are rising to power, Helmuth Hübener, aGerman schoolboy, is caught up in all the swashbucklingbravado of his time.The handsome storm trooper uniforms, the shiny jackbootsand armbands, the rousing patriotism — all serve to drawhim into this bright new world full of promise and hope.In the beginning, Helmuth's patriotism is unwavering.But every day the rights of people all over Germany arediminishing. Jews are threatened and their businesses arebeing destroyed, the truth has been censored, and dangerlurks everywhere. Anybody can turn on you. The world hasturned upside down: Patriotism means denouncing others,love means to hate, and speaking out means treason. Silencebecomes everyone's guilty secret. How much longer canHelmuth keep silent?Now Helmuth sits in a German prison, awaiting his precariousfate. Told in flashback with breathtaking suspense, thishomage to an extraordinary real-life hero magnificentlyexplores one person's responsibility to humanity, freedom,and truth.

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Very good, nice writing style too. - LibraryThing
I loved that there were pictures of him and his family. - LibraryThing
Includes photographs of Helmuth Hubener and his family. - LibraryThing
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This is my absolute favotite book in the whole wide world. i have read it many,many ,many times and i love it . There are tons of posers!!! they all try to recreate this amazing books glory

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Date: January 19 2013 Time: 22:56 Comment: I think it's a very powerful story that is base on the true story of one German human name "helmuth hubener" who get decapitate by the Nazis in the crime of propaganda... Read full review

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children. Her fiction includes the novels THE BOY WHO DARED, Dear America: A COAL MINER'S BRIDE, and NO MAN'S LAND, as well as a number of picture books. She won the Newbery Honor for her nonfiction book HITLER'S YOUTH. A former eighth-grade teacher for eighteen years, Bartoletti now writes full-time and lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

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