This title, one of four in a series, takes an in-depth look at the legacy of the Holocaust. Even after fifty years, there is a lasting influence as it has impacted music, art, literature, popular culture and even international law. This brief title does an excellent job of providing a bridge from the past to the present by combining heart-wrenching black and white photographs with personal survival stories, a detailed timeline, a glossary and a bibliography. A special code in the back of the book connects the reader to an Internet site that provides additional articles and information about all aspects of the Holocaust. This well-designed book is a great resource for those who want to learn about this terrible period of history. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
Debra Gold has been a children’s librarian for over 20 years in the Cuyahoga County Public Library System. An active member of the ALA, she has served on many committees including the Caldecott, Newbery and Batchelder committees.