Holocaust Literature for Children
Journal of Religious and Theological Information
Recent incidents of book challenges have reinforced the need for libraries to offer Holocaust education for young readers. This article discusses three categories of books for younger readers. Picture books, for children four to eight years old, are centered around a single character and run about 1,000 words. Books for middle readers, those aged nine to eleven, often run 100 − 150 pages and feature a larger case of characters. Finally, books for young adults deal with more mature themes and address adolescent concerns. Books from each category are profiled. The article provides historical context for each book, examine their contents, and highlights popular reviews of each book All books in this bibliography informs younger readers about the Holocaust, and many show how difficult it was for survivors of the Holocaust to return home again.
Holocaust literature–middle readers, Holocaust literature–picture books, Holocaust literature–young adult
Johnson, Wendell G., "Holocaust Literature for Children" (2022). NIU Bibliography. 45.