Yellow Star

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: 3B260
Released: Feb 13, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428134133
Narrator/s: Christina Moore
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Description

In 1939 the Nazis invade Lodz, Poland, forcing four-year-old Syvia Perlmutter and 270,000 other Jews into a ghetto surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by armed men. Scared and confused, Syvia and the others have no idea how terrible their lives will soon be. When the Nazis start removing children "to keep them safe," Syvia's father does not believe them. He does everything he can to protect Syvia, even hiding her in a graveyard. For years the family barely survives, until Russian soldiers liberate the ghetto in 1945 and free the remaining 800 survivors. Among the 800 are Syvia and only 11 other children. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards honor book, Yellow Star is a novelization in free verse of the true experiences of the author's aunt. It received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, VOYA, and School Library Journal, which proclaimed it a "standout in the genre of Holocaust literature." ". what sets it apart is the lyricism of the narrative, and Syvia's credible childlike voice, maturing with each chapter, as she gains further understanding of the events around her."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Author(s): Jennifer Roy
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number C3993
Released: Jan 25, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428134126
eAudio
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Author(s): Jennifer Roy
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number Z0475
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449899400
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Class Set
Author(s): Jennifer Roy
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number 3L260
Released: May 13, 2009
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ISBN: #9781428134140
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Jennifer Roy
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number 3C811
Released: Apr 20, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428134157
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Jennifer Roy
Product Number 44927
Released: May 22, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428134065
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Author(s): Jennifer Roy
Product Number 14803
Released: Feb 15, 2007
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Publisher: Workman Pub.
ISBN: #9780761452775

Professional reviews

"This powerful work relates the story of Syvia Perlmutter, one of only 12 Jewish children to survive the Lodz ghetto in Poland during WWII. The author, Syvia's niece, wrote the story in a poetic first-person narrative that begins in the late thirties and concludes when the ghetto is liberated. Christina Moore's performance captures the terror, bewilderment, and deprivation experienced by Syvia and thousands of others. For history like this, audio is even more compelling than print in its ability to engage listeners. One hears the marching Nazi boots, the bombing airplanes, and the screams of parents whose children are being ripped from their arms. Moore uses a subdued tone, completely appropriate for the telling of this story. Her performance brings an immediacy and intensity to the atrocities that we read about in history books. M.H.N. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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