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The Resource The book of Aron, Jim Shepard

The book of Aron, Jim Shepard

Label
The book of Aron
Title
The book of Aron
Statement of responsibility
Jim Shepard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warsaw, Poland, 1939. My mother and father named me Aron, but my father said they should have named me What Have You Done or What Were You Thinking. Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a troublemaker. As the walls go up around the ghetto in Warsaw, as the lice and typhus rage, food is stolen and even Jewish police betray their people, Aron smuggles from the other side to survive. In a place where no one thinks of anyone but himself, the only exception is Doctor Korczak; children's rights activist and embattled orphanage director. They call the Doctor a hero. Aron is not a hero. He is not special or selfless or spirited. He is ordinary. He is willing to do what the Doctor will not
Summary
Aron, the narrator, an unhappy young boy and his family are driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into an area in Warsaw that is battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by smuggling and trading things through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their families alive. When his family is stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout Europe as an advocate of childrens rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage. But Treblinka awaits them all. Does Aron manage to escape, as Korczak suspects he could, to spread the word about the atrocities?
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • PEN New England Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10390116
Cataloging source
AUCPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepard, Jim
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish ghettos
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of Aron, Jim Shepard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054816034
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781848667396
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)910101954
Label
The book of Aron, Jim Shepard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054816034
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781848667396
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)910101954

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