This is a list of book sets that are available to check out for use in a classroom or with a reading group. Each set circulates together in a plastic box; individual titles cannot be checked out from a set. A note is included if this title is also available as an audiobook. Links to teacher resource materials for these titles are included with the entry.



Classroom Collections:

A classroom collection is defined as a set of 6 or more copies of one title circulating in the same box.

Bernheim, Mark
DS135.P63 K573 1989 ClassRm Check availability
Father of the Orphans: The Story of Janusz Korczak (Jewish Biography Series)
Gr. 6-8
A biography of the Polish doctor, author, founder of orphanages, and promoter of children's rights whose life, swept away in the Nazi Holocaust, was dedicated to his love for children.
Collection size: 30 copies

Lawliss, Charles
D804.3.L38 1994 ClassRm Check availability
...and God Cried: The Holocaust Remembered
Gr. 9-12
"This book relates in pictures and words a truly gruesome story of man's inhumanity to man."--Foreward
Collection size: 7 copies

Literature Circles:

A literature circle is defined as a set of 5 copies of a title circulating in the same box.

Adler, David A.
D804.3.A35 1989x LitCir Check availability
We Remember the Holocaust
Gr. 4-7
Discusses the events of the Holocaust and includes personal accounts from survivors of their experiences of the persecution and the death camps.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
PZ7.B2844 Boy 2008 LitCir Check availability
The Boy Who Dared
Gr. 6-8
In October 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Heubener, 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.
This site offers a link to a video book trailer, book talk and discussion guide written by Bartoletti. It includes common German vocabulary associated with this time period, German propaganda and political ideologies, descriptions of how setting, characters, and plot affect the narrative and a selection of passages for a reader's theater of the story.

Boyne, John
PZ7.B6977 B69 2006 LitCir Check availability
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Gr. 9-12
In this novel, Bruno is bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942. The son of a Nazi officer, Bruno befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Activity guide for grades 7-up.

Drucker, Malika
PZ7.D824 Jac 1994 LitCir Check availability
Jacob's Rescue: A Holocaust Story
Gr. 5-9
In answer to his daughter's questions, a man recalls the terrifying years of his childhood when a brave Polish couple, Alex and Mela Roslan, hid him and other Jewish children from the Nazis.

Frank, Anne
PT5881.16.R26 V413 1994 LitCir Check availability
Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex
Gr. 6-up
A collection of Anne Frank's lesser-known writings: stories, fables, personal reminiscences, and an unfinished novel, Cady's Life.

Frank, Anne
D810.J4 F7813 1993 LitCir Check availability
The Diary of a Young Girl
Gr. 6-up
A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
This online reading community website offers a synopsis, discussion questions, critical praise, author biography and excerpt.

Fry, Varian
D809.F7 F79 1992 LitCir Check availability
Assignment: Rescue: An Autobiography
Gr. 7-12
An undercover agent during World War II describes how he sneaked into Vichy France and rescued thousands of men and women slated to be sent to concentration camps.
This site contains an eight day unit plan for the book and includes daily objectives, procedures and reading assignments, multimedia title suggestions, writing and discussion questions and project ideas.

Gold, Alison Leslie
DS135.N6 P493 1997 LitCir Check availability
Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend
Gr. 5-8
Recounts the story of Hannah Goslar, a close friend of Anne Frank and one of the last to see her alive.

Kerr, Judith
PZ7.K46815 Wh 1997x LitCir Check availability
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Gr. 5-8
Recounts the adventures of a nine-year-old Jewish girl and her family in the early 1930's as they travel from Germany to Europe.

Lowry, Lois
PZ7.L9673 Nu 1998 LitCir Check availability
Number the Stars
Gr. 4-8
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Carol Otis Hurst's review first appeared in Teaching K-8 Magazine and includes discussion starters, activities to extend the book, and related titles.
ClassZone.com offers a Language Arts unit for grades 6-7. Includes vocabulary, a quickwrite session, cross-curricular activities, and suggested research assignments.
MPL provides a book discussion with a summary of discussion questions.
An excellent location for enrichment activities and internet resources.

Pettit, Jayne
D804.3.P49 1993 LitCir Check availability
A Place to Hide: True Stories of Holocaust Rescues
Gr. 6-8
Collects true accounts of the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, describing the hiding of Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam, businessman Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews, and Jewish refugees hidden in Assisi, Italy's

Ten Boom, Corrie
D811.5.T427 1974 LitCir Check availability
The Hiding Place
Gr. 6-12
Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families.
Classroom teacher Barbara Smith includes 5 discussion starters and points to useful websites for teaching a unit on this title. They include the Corrie ten Boom Museum, Heroes of History, More than Conquerors, and the University of South Florida's webpage with photographs from the Corrie ten Boom Museum.

Wiesel, Elie
D810.J4 W65 2006 LitCir Check availability
Night
Gr. 9-12
Autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz.
This site offers a variety of lesson plans that are annotated, identified by grade level, and rated by other teachers. Most are designed for use in a high school and relate to Language Arts competencies.

Wolf, Joan M.
PZ7.W81957 Som 2007 LitCir Check availability
Someone Named Eva
Gr. 5-8
From her home in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in 1942, eleven-year-old Milada is taken with other blond, blue-eyed children to a school in Poland to be trained as "proper Germans" for adoption by German families.
Literature units for grades 4-6. Quiz's, book reports, extended activities, and analogies.

Zullo, Allan
D804.48.Z845 2009 LitCir Check availability
Escape: Children of the Holocaust
Gr. 6-8
Presents seven true stories of brave boys and girls who lived through the Holocaust.

Zusack, Markus
PZ7.Z837 Boo 2007 LitCir Check availability
The Book Thief
Gr. 9-12
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding as well as their neighbors.
Prepared by librarian Pat Scales, this links to book reviews, an excerpt, author biography, author interview and discussion questions.
Prepared for the Nebraska Library Commission's "One Book for Nebraska Teens" program, click on either the .pdf icon or the link for their teacher guide. It includes author information, discussion questions, follow-up activities, themes from the book, companion books and a list of other websites with teacher resource information.
This online reading group provides a synopsis of the book and 12 discussion questions.