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Toby Belfer Learns about Heroes and Martyrs
     

Toby Belfer Learns about Heroes and Martyrs

by Gloria Pushker, Mel Tarmen, Emile Henriquez (Illustrator)
 

Toby learns the true meaning of heroism in light of the Holocaust. Toby Belfer, now a fifth grader, returns for another adventure in this middle reader. While on a trip to Israel, Toby and her friend Donna visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. Here they learn about the Righteous Gentiles, great Christian men and women who sacrificed their safety and lives

Overview

Toby learns the true meaning of heroism in light of the Holocaust. Toby Belfer, now a fifth grader, returns for another adventure in this middle reader. While on a trip to Israel, Toby and her friend Donna visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum. Here they learn about the Righteous Gentiles, great Christian men and women who sacrificed their safety and lives to help Jews during World War II. From the secret hiding places of Corrie ten Boom and the factories of Oskar Schindler to the Paper Clip Project undertaken by a group of extraordinary students in Whitwell, Tennessee, the girls are taken on an emotional, educational journey through history.

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Children's Literature - Sara Rofofsky Marcus
In this part of the "Toby Belfer Series," a collection of twenty-six biographies, the reader finds brief, generally two- to four-page biographies along with other information about the Holocaust. Unique to this book is its focus on non-Jewish individuals who defied orders and worked to save Jews and others targeted by the Nazis. Separated into seven parts, this work enables quick location of the desired information, whether a person, group of people, or other aspect of the stories of Gentiles who were involved in or with the Holocaust. Beginning with an introduction to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, where Toby learns about Righteous Gentiles, the work next presents biographies of "Extraordinary People," Germans who defied orders, royalty, brave clergy, and heroic diplomats. The work ends back in Louisiana, where Toby lives, and readers see her telling about the trip and learning more about Righteous Gentiles, followed by a trip to the Paper Clip Children's Museum in Whitewell, Tennessee. The work lacks an index, although this only minimally detracts from the value of the biographies included, biographies of people rarely addressed as part of the Holocaust. This is a valuable addition to any history or biographical lesson where students desire the human touch. Reviewer: Sara Rofofsky Marcus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589806474
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/09/2009
Series:
Toby Belfer Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Gloria Teles Pushker holds a M.A. in education with a concentration in children's literature from the University of New Orleans, and she is a member of the national Storytelling Association and the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education.

Mel Tarman has worked as an executive, entrepreneur, and educator. In addition to having worked in publishing for many years, he served in the United States army during the Korean Conflict and earned a master's degree from New York University. He resides in Galveston, Texas. This is his first book.

Illustrator Emile Henriquez is widely known as a commercial artist, graphic designer, and calligrapher. He has illustrated multiple Pelican titles, including D.J. and the Zulu Parade, D.J. and the Jazz Fest, D.J. and the Debutante Ball, The Battle of New Orleans: The Drummer’s Story, The Oklahoma Land Run, and Toby Belfer Learns about Heroes and Martyrs. Henriquez lives in Slidell, Louisiana.

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