Monday, February 20, 2006

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Title: The Devil's Arithmetic

Author: Jane Yolen

Genre: Historical

Summary: Hannah is tired of always remembering the bitter sorrow of her family's past. She doesn't understand why remembering is important until she is drawn into the events of 1942 and her family's personal history.

The Take-Away: Jane Yolen is my favorite writer for the Jewish history of the Holocaust. Words cannot capture the complete horror that the Jews endured but Ms Yolen clues the rest of into the endurance of a people tortured for their culture, genetic make-up and beliefs.

Recommendation: Read it and pass it someone studying World War II history. Then go read Briar Rose.

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