Heather's Reviews > Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II

Always Remember Me by Marisabina Russo
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Aug 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: books-i-own, modern-history, school-books-kid-books
Read in August, 2012

Loved this book. It's a fairly short, simple book (we read it in 2 days) but it taught us so much about WWII. The author follows the story of her family in pre-Nazi Germany and how each of the women survived. In very simple, non-scary terms it explains what happened. Some went to concentration camps, some left the country. I appreciated that it didn't gloss over the bad, but presented it in a way which showed the truth without gory details which are better left for older children. The two-page spread at the back, where the author explains things in a more historical way rather than a story format, was fantastic. Clear, understandable and totally age-appropriate for younger children up to middle school.

The boys had a lot to say about the book and the events it portrayed. It definitely resonated with them and we were able to have some great discussions.

Highly recommended for this time period.

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