In wartime Germany, Rose Blanche witnesses the mistreatment of a little boy, and follows the truck that takes him to a camp. Secretly, Rose Blanche brings him and other children food. An excellent book to use not only to teach about the Holocaust, but also about living a life of ethics, compassion, and honesty.--School Library Journal. Full color.
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Is it just me, or does this story seem overrated? I liked the lesson it teaches about integrity and helping those who are in need, especially when you put yourself at risk to do so. But in the end, her death seems accidental, like she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It seems to miss the point of what to teach kids about the Holocaust. Shouldn't readers be invested in what happens to the prisoners? All these people die, brutally, but we're supposed to gloss over that and mourn for a little girl who was not, strictly speaking, a deliberate victim of the Nazis. It might be just a little too simple and, I fear, would give kids the wrong impression of life during the Holocaust and how the Nazis victimized people. I will admit, however, that introducing younger kids to such a big and serious topic needs to be done delicately. I just worry about starting them off with inaccuracy.
The innocent Rose Blanche shows humanity to inmates of the concentration camps and pays for it. Innocenti's beautiful realistic pictures add so much to the story, making even the dreary wartime city interesting to pore over. Symbolism of spring growth softening the site of the camp inspires us with hope that the sacrifice of people like Rose Blanche is never in vain. The narrative by Christoph Gallaz switches from first to third person seamlessly to widen the significance of Rose Blanche's story. One of my favourite books.
It was recommended to me by teachers for their writing unit and is a fourth grade and up book about WWII and Nazi prison camps and occupation. It is a nice addition to my collection in the library.
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