Beyond Courage

Buy from Penguin Random House:

Beyond Courage
Written by Doreen Rappaport
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763629766
ISBN-13: 9780763629762
Our Price: $22.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:


Find a local retailer:


How to buy

available on audio

view an inside spread


download an article

download a teachers guide

all downloads for this title

more titles by Doreen Rappaport

Doreen Rappaport’s bio

view other editions

listen to the audio book sample 

Bookmark and Share
Beyond Courage
The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

author: Doreen Rappaport

Under the noses of the military, Georges Loinger smuggles thousands of children out of occupied France into Switzerland. In Belgium, three resisters ambush a train, allowing scores of Jews to flee from the cattle cars. In Poland, four brothers lead more than 1,200 ghetto refugees into the forest to build a guerilla force and self-sufficient village. And twelve-year-old Motele Shlayan entertains German officers with his violin moments before setting off a bomb. Through twenty-one meticulously researched accounts — some chronicled in book form for the first time — Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. In answer to the genocidal madness that was Hitler’s Holocaust, the only response they could abide was resistance, and their greatest weapons were courage, ingenuity, the will to survive, and the resolve to save others or to die trying.
Back matter includes a pronunciation guide, a list of important dates, source notes, a bibliography, a bibliography by chapter, and an index.

In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$22.99 / $27.00
0763629766 / 9780763629762
on sale date:
Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
240 / 8 1/2" x 9 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Biography & Autobiography; History; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous award-winning nonfiction books for young readers. Beyond Courage, her most ambitious project to date, took five years to research and write. She lives in upstate New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Illustrated with photos and reproductions, maps and diagrams.
browse by:

view options