Requiem

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Requiem
Written by Paul B. Janeczko
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763647276
ISBN-13: 9780763647278
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Requiem
Poems of the Terezin Ghetto

author: Paul B. Janeczko
illustrator: Various

Hitler hailed Terezín (Theresienstadt) as a haven for artistic Jews, when in reality the Czech concentration camp was little more than a way station to the gas chambers. In his second book inspired by devastating history, acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko gives voice to this heartrending creative community: its dignity, resilience, and commitment to art and music in the face of great brutality. The many memorable characters he conjures include a child who performs in the camp’s now famed production of Brundibár, a man who lectures on bedbugs, and a boy known as "Professor," who keeps a notebook hidden in his shoe. Accented with dramatic illustrations by prisoners, found after WW II, Janeczko’s spare and powerful poems convey Terezín’s tragic legacy on an intimate, profoundly moving scale.

Paul B. Janeczko’s stirring collection of poems goes inside the walls of the notorious camp to portray the indomitable spirit of those incarcerated there.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763647276 /  9780763647278
on sale date:
08/2011
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
112 / 5" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Historical; People & Places; Social Issues; Europe; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Paul B. Janeczko (1945–2019) was a poet and teacher who edited numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, and The Death of the Hat, all of which were illustrated by Chris Raschka; Firefly July, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems, illustrated by Richard Jones. He also wrote Worlds Afire; Requiem: Poems of the Terezín Ghetto; Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing; Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War; The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles, a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults; and Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis.

 
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