Night | WWII

This isn’t Anne Frank’s belief in the goodness of people; it’s the murder of all belief in good.

Auschwitz | WWII

Every person should read this book because darkness needs to have a light shined on it; it should be acknowledged and discussed and known. 

The Diary of a Young Girl | WWII

This book defines the human spirit and its ability to find joy in adversity and goodness in people, even after everything it suffers.

Number the Stars | WWII

I could say something here about the beauty of Lois Lowry’s prose, the poetry in her writing, the depth in her characters. All good reasons to enjoy a book. But I’ll just go with this: it’s true and important.