by Rahel Lerner

Girls and Sad History

There is a rich and varied tradition of Holocaust literature for young adults. Two recent additions to this genre, Tamar (Candlewick, $17.99) and The Book Thief (Knopf, $16.95), should be recognized for bringing less-known narratives of World War II — the stories, respectively, of the Dutch resistance and of a young girl in the German heartland.

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