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            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

            By Boyne, John

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            Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is... only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone.
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            ISBN 9780099572862
            Released AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Refugee

            Refugee (Paperback)

            By Gratz, Alan

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            Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing h...er country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end
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            ISBN 9781742997681
            Published AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition
             

            The Tattooist of Auschwitz - YA Edition (Paperback)

            By Morris, Heather

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            I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would bec...ome one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. This edition is edited and updated for younger readers, and also contains extra materials, including classroom discussion points, additional photos, maps and documents and other educational resources.
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            ISBN 9781760686031
            Published AU 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls

            My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls (Paperback)

            By Bavati, Robyn

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            Whatever is coming, we'll face it together, as a family. As long as we're together, we'll be okay. For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard, the promise of summer holidays, a...nd Fridays when everyone comes together to celebrate Shabbat. But the Nazis have a hold on Europe, and have stepped up their discrimination and attacks on Jews. How can Miri's family stay together, when the invading Nazis come to destroy them? Miri's world closes in on her, as she and her family are forced into the ghetto, where they must try to survive, against impossible odds.
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            ISBN 9781760152857
            Published AU 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age Children
            Series Within These Walls
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            The Schoolmaster's Daughter

            The Schoolmaster's Daughter (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it. January 1901 Sharks circle the stranded ship as Hannah and her family head to a new home in the newly formed nation... of Australia. Hannah's father has a new post as the schoolmaster in a larger school in northern NSW, where the school's wealthy patron, a sugar planter called Mr Harris, will give the family a life of comfort and the best society. But secrets lurk in this subtropical paradise. From the moment Hannah's mother rebels against her husband's refusal to let Jamie, the Pacific Islander boy who rescues them from their shipwreck, into his school, the facade crumbles. Mr Harris's fortune is built on slavery and the whip. And the new Federal government's first law demands that all Pacific islanders - even those born in Australia - be deported. If Mr Harris learns of the secret school that Hannah's mother is running, it will mean ruin, violence, and possibly even death. Hannah and Jamie must fight for Jamie's right to stay in the land he loves, and for their rights to education and equality. Can the friendship and love of two young people win against such prejudice and power? Based on the lives of Jackie French's great-grandparents and grandmothers who taught - and fought - for equal education and the rights of all Australians, no matter what their background or the colour of the skin, this story shows us how the bravery and the battles of the past can give us courage for the challenges of today.
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            ISBN 9781460757710
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Pennies For Hitler

            Pennies For Hitler (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

            ISBN 9780732292096
            Published AU 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1)

            The Ghost of Howlers Beach (The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries, #1) (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            Butter O'Bryan has been told there are ghosts on Howler's Beach, but are there? Butter O'Bryan may live in a 'Very Small Castle' on the headland with his father and doting aunts, but he is very aware of the hardship that the Depression has created with 'susso' camps' and desperat...e unemployment. Butter has been told there are ghosts on nearby isolated Howler's Beach, but are there? And how can the children that Butter plays cricket with on the beach simply vanish? Who are these children and why do they refuse his help? Butter is certain the children are hiding a secret and he is determined to solve the mystery.
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            ISBN 9781460757727
            Published AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series The Butter O'Bryan Mysteries
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            The War That Saved My Life

            The War That Saved My Life (Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

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            A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

            ISBN 9781925355642
            Published AU 16 May 2016
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Prince of Ponies
             

            Prince of Ponies (Paperback)

            By Gregg, Stacy

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            War destroyed their worlds, now two young girls and their remarkable horses are fighting once more - this time to win.

            ISBN 9780008332341
            Released AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

            Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (Paperback)

            By French, Jackie

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            A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a ship-owner, an only child who loves the farming life on his family's estate, Badger's Hill. But when Ben's father loses their ancestral home to pay a gambling debt, Ben re...luctantly joins his father in a desperate venture to win back their home, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast. While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also Dutch guns, as well as unexpected treachery as he realises that his almost-unknown father will sacrifice even his son to make his fortune. Only the unexpected friendships of the mysterious convict Higgins and young Indigenous sailor Guwara will help Ben survive, as well as show him the true meaning of loyalty and riches. From one of Australia's most-renowned children's authors comes a book filled with swashbuckling adventures that uncovers Australian's hidden history as a pirate port and slavers' den. PRAISE FOR NANBERRY: BLACK BROTHER WHITE 'For really, really good Australian young-adult (and middle-grade) historical fiction, Jackie French has always been a winner ... With Nanberry: Black Brother White she delivers an excellent fictionalised account of the First Fleet's settlement at Sydney Cove ... a powerful novel' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher, 5 stars 'She is one of few masters who can embed historic characters in rattling good tales, and her meticulous research is seamlessly inserted so that you live the detail rather than learn it. Even if you are not into history, Nanberry will hook you in ... Irresistible for history buffs of any age' - Good Reading Magazine, 5 stars 'I've been telling all my friends to read this book, and to give it to their kids to read. It's absolutely engrossing' - Herald Sun
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            ISBN 9781460754795
            Published AU 20 May 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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