The Boy Who Dared

The Boy Who Dared

Book - 2008
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In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439680134
Branch Call Number: TEEN F BAR
Characteristics: 202 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm


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LPL_JennyC Apr 05, 2018

Told from a prison cell, we hear Helmuth’s story of life as a member of the Hitler Youth. His brother brings home a contraband radio that is able to pick up the BBC and Helmuth learns about what is really happening to those singled out by Hitler. What do you do when you’re surrounded by silence and find out about a truth that must be known? Helmuth’s gripping tale of bravery is told by the amazing Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Based on a true story! Great for readers 10-14.

Jul 05, 2017

Who knew you could turn this content into a story suitable for kids? Very heavy and sad, but still age-appropriate.

JCLJaredH Jul 18, 2013

A work of fiction, it nevertheless is based on the story of Helmuth Hubener, a young boy in Nazi Germany. What I liked about it was that it showed that Germany was a victim of Hitler and the Nazis as France or the other European nations. There are slow spots and awkward moments in the story, but it is the theme of doing what is right despite the opposition that brings this story to life. The William Allen White Award winner for 2011.

Aug 21, 2012

Amazing perspective. I loved every page and fell in love with the character and their "YOLO" attitude.

Anthony Broniec Jun 22, 2012

Very good book. I would give it 5 stars. It really brings you back to that time. I recommend this book to people who like history.

Shadowhawk12 Jun 12, 2012

it is amazing

Nov 05, 2011

My teacher read this book to the class a few days ago... great book. want to read again.

Aug 25, 2011

I read this for school and really enjoyed it. It's good to hear that some people disagreed with the Nazis and spoke up about it.

Nov 02, 2009

Incredible tale of a boy who had the courage to stand against what is wrong. Powerful. Sad. Inspiring


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