The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell BartolettiA youth in Nazi Germany tells the truth about Hitler.
Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, Hitler Youth, and fleshed it out into a full novel.
When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, hes tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmuts story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.
The Boy Who Dared
Incredible story of courage and bravery. The story flashes between Helmuth in prison to the events that lead up to his sentencing. It is a work of historical fiction This was an excellent book about a boy named Helmuth. It starts off with him in prison and he remembers his story.
He was arrested and killed on October 27, sent to a death penalty by guillotine. Starting with his memories as a young boy, Helmuth recounts his childhood growing up in Nazi Germany with his mother Mutti German for "Mom" , grandparents, two brothers, his best friends Rudi and Karl and his future stepfather Hugo, a Nazi soldier. As a young boy, Helmuth plans to become a soldier and fight for Germany but that changes when he grows up, and Helmuth stands out as a very intelligent young man. He becomes very opinionated about the Nazi government when he sees his Jewish classmate's father mercilessly murdered by the SA. Helmuth's brothers like Gerhard are separated as Gerhard goes to serve the country in marine work. He begins to secretly listen to forbidden enemy radio broadcasts, and enlists the help of two of his closest friends in distributing anti-Nazi material. Helmuth uses pamphlets to tell the truth about Hitler and the Nazis but ends up getting caught, because of his mistake, and he is executed by guillotine in Berlin, Germany.
The Boy Who Dared [Susan Campbell Bartoletti] on harryandrewmiller.com a bibliography, and many black-and-white photos of Helmuth with friends, family, and Hardcover: pages; Publisher: Scholastic Press; First Edition edition ( February 1.
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The Boy Who Dared is a fictional account of a real-life story. Based upon the inspiring yet tragic life of Helmuth Hubener, the story accounts the bravery and cunning of one boy against the unfathomable oppression of the Nazi regime during World War II. As Hitler rises to power, Helmuth's life is dramatically altered and his community changed forever. While some remain silent, Helmuth battles his inner convictions to find his voice and fight while avoiding arrest. His story is truly an inspiration for youths similarly struggling against tyranny and injustice, even today. The story begins with Helmuth facing execution in Plotzensee prison in