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Village of Scoundrels

By: Margi Preus

Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety.

Cast of characters. French pronunciation guide. Epilogue with further historical information and photographs. Time line. Bibliography.

ISBN: 9781419708978

JLG Release: Jun 2020


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Neurodivergence; Discrimination: Religious; Language: Mild Language; Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
Topics: World War II (1939–1945) , Jewish Holocaust (1941–1945) , Underground movements , Refugees , Jews , German occupation of France (1940–1945) , Maquis (French Resistance fighters) , Secondary schools , Friendship

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Book Details

ISBN

9781419708978

First Release

June 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

320

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.8; Points: 9;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Amulet

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Neurodivergence; Discrimination: Religious; Language: Mild Language; Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Topics

World War II (1939–1945), Jewish Holocaust (1941–1945), Underground movements, Refugees, Jews, German occupation of France (1940–1945), Maquis (French Resistance fighters), Secondary schools, Friendship,

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