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I Am Defiance: A Novel of WWII

By Jenni L. Walsh   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338630763 Hardcover
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338630770 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Jenni L. Walsh delivers a gripping story about a real-life youth resistance group in World War II Germany, and about the power of thinking for yourself in the fight against hatred.

Brigitte tries not to ask questions. They don't seem very welcome at her League of German Girls meetings, where she and her friends learn about their duties to Hitler's war effort.

But she can't help asking questions when a mysterious pamphlet appears in her mailbox: a pamphlet full of words like resistance and freedom, from a group that calls itself the White Rose. Brigitte's father and older sister, Angelika, seem to agree with the forbidden papers — an opinion that is dangerous even to whisper at home. And when Angelika becomes involved with secret resistance efforts, Brigitte's questions only bloom.

Could Angelika be connected to the White Rose? Is Brigitte's family in danger of being arrested? And if she chooses a side, will Brigitte be able to take a stand?

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Praise for I Am Defiance:

"A compelling read that asks, what would you risk to defy the Nazis?" — Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler

"As vivid as it is harrowing, this is a powerful if not essential story." — Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of The Bicycle Spy and Courageous