1.23.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading??? #PenniesForHitler

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

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My last audiobook was

Pennies For Hitler

From Harper Collins Publishers:

A companion piece to the best-selling HITLER’S DAUGHTER, this is a story of war-torn Europe during WWII, as seen through the eyes of a young German boy Georg, who loses his family and must forget his past and who he is in order to survive. Ages: 10+ It’s 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils’ heads to see which of them have the most ‘Aryan’- shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled out of Germany to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is in order to survive. Hatred is contagious, but Georg finds that kindness can be, too. the companion piece to HItLER’S DAUGHtER, PENNIES FOR HItLER examines the life of a child during World War 2, from a different perspective.

This was a new twist on WWII for me. I’ve done plenty of reading, watching, and listening 25614492about WWII from the POV of Americans and those involved on both sides of the fighting. Do you remember the beginning of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? That takes place in England during the German Blitzkrieg. So much bombing. So scary.

HIGHLY recommend the Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea if you want a truly original take on the WWII experience from the POV of Lithuanians on the run from BOTH the Russian army and the Germans.

Pennies for Hitler takes me to a brand new place: Australia. I didn’t realize the Aussies were so involved in the war. Watching George—AKA Georg—fit in with a new family while missing his was fascinating. All the while he is making a life for himself there, he is missing his mom, wondering about his dad, and keeping his true identity a secret. What would his new Aussie friends and family do if they found out he had enemy blood?

If this time period in history is something you like to read about, pick up Pennies for Hitler.

On the audio book, the narrator did a great job with all the voices and accents. I’m so impressed.

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Did you catch my
this past week?
 How many books did students in each class read?



For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Let’s take a look to see if any parents commented on last week’s IM! WAYR? post…

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 I’m about 2/3 of the way through. Yowzers!



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8 thoughts on “1.23.17 It’s Monday! What are you Reading??? #PenniesForHitler

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  3. I am reading 2 books right now….The Leader in me and 41 Things to Know about Autism. I can’t wait to squeeze in some personal choice reading very soon.

  4. Hi:) I am currently reading American Conspiracies by Jesse Ventura. It’s a synopsis of some of the hidden facts of some of America’s biggest events such as JFK and Abe Lincoln assassinations.

  5. I have been reading without a word by Jill Kelly. I really enjoyed this book. It gave me a new perspective of Jim Kelly.

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