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The Boy Who Dared

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The Boy Who Dared tells the story of a young German boy named Helmuth during WW2. Helmuth goes through so much during this book, including becoming a Hitler youth and ultimitely realizing that he didn't agree with what the Nazi party and Hitler was doing to people all over Europe. Helmuth, along with a few of his friends, set out to let the German people know information about the war which the Nazi party was keeping from them. He an his friends printed fliers and secretly spread them around their city. He was eventually caught and took the blame for the whole sceme. Helmuth died for his country, for the pursuit of the truth and for his community and his friends...something that not many people would be willing to do!  
The Coconut Monk

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This book is about a monk who showed peace through the example of a cat and a mouse that got along. He is showing that even though the cat was hungry, he did not eat the mouse because they were at peace with each other. It is tangible to understand because children know the relationship which cat and mice have with each other. And they can they parallel that with human relationships. The art in this book is also very interesting. It seems like watercolor and shows both the peace of the monk and the Vietnam war which is happening in the book as well, it definitely accompanies the words well.
Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom

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'Twosomes' shows the audience love expressed through animals. An example being: how a bat might express love to another bat. Singer used really cute humor and I can imagine that kids would love the simple, sweet illustrations which are throughout the book.
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