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Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Red TentDiamant, Anita1997YA
A
Early Civilization1600 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Biblical Patriarchy
MN
A Ceiling Made of EggshellsCarson Levine, Gail2009UMG
MG
Renaissance1483-1492EuropeSpainSpanish Inquisition
Jewish Persecution
FN
IncantationHoffman, Alice2006ARenaissance1500EuropeSpainSpanish Inquisition
Jewish Persecution
FN
Out of Many WatersGreene, Jacqueline2002UMGEnlightenment1654EuropePortugalPortuguese Inquisition
Sea Travel
FN
Dear Mr. DickensChurnin, Nancy2021LE
MG
Industrial Age1812-1870EuropeGreat BritainCharles Dickens
antisemitism
NFPB
The City BeautifulPolydoros, Aden2021YA
A
Industrial Age1893North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Jewish Immigration
Chicago World's Fair
FN
AudacityCrowder, Melanie2016UMG
YA
Industrial Age1898-1950North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Activism
FN
All-of-a-Kind FamilyTaylor, Syndey1951MGModern Age1900North AmericaUnited StatesJewish LifeFCB
Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island StoryNewman, Lesléa2019LE
MG
Modern Age1900-1920North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Immigration
Ellis Island
FPB
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor StokesHochschild, Adam1999YA
A
Industrial Age1903-1933North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Immigration
Rose Pastor Stokes
NF
Bio
N
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its LegacyMarrin, Albert2011UMG
YA
Modern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fires
Labor Reform
NFCB
UprisingHaddix, Margaret Peterson2011UMGModern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fires
Labor Reform
FCB
A Bend in the StarsBarenbaum, Rachel2019YA
A
Modern Age1914RussiaRussiaRussian Revolution
Women in Science
FN
Letters From RifkaHesse, Karen2009MG
UMG
Modern Age1919-1920North AmericaUnited StatesJewish ImmigrationFCB
When the World Was OursKessler, Liz2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1936-1945EuropeAustriaWWII
Holocaust
FN
Anya's WarAlban, Andrea2011YAModern Age1937-1945AsiaChinaWWII
Jewish Immigration
FN
Four Perfect PebblesBlumenthal Lazan, Marion1996UMGModern Age1938-1948EuropeGermany
Holland
HolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Just a Girl: A True Story of World War IILevi, Lia2022MGModern Age1938-1945EuropeItalyWWII
Jews in Hiding
Nazi Occupation
NFCB
Out of HidingGruener, Ruth2020MGModern Age1938-2019EuropePoland
United States
Holocaust
Immigration
Jewish Refugees
NFM
Upon the Head of the GoatSiegal, Aranka2003UMGModern Age1939-1944EuropeHungaryHolocaust
Hungary
NF
Bio
CB
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of WarLobel, Anita2008UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropePolandHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Names in a JarGold, Jennifer2021YA
A
Modern Age1939-1987EuropePolandHolocaust
WWII
FN
Beyond CourageRappaport, Doreen2014UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeGermanyHolocaustFB
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six MillionMendelsohn, Daniel2013AModern Age1939-1945Eastern EuropeUkraineHolocaustNFN
Esfir is AliveSimon, Andrea2016UMG
YA
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
The Last Rose of Shanghai: A NovelDai Randel, Weina2021AModern Age1940AsiaChinaWWII
Jewish Immigration
FN
NightWiesel, Elie1958YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropeRomaniaHolocaust
Auschwitz
NF
Bio
N
The Librarian of AuschwitzIturbe, Antonio2012YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaust
Auschwitz
F
Bio
N
Twenty and TenBishop, Claire Hutchet1952MGModern Age1940-1944EuropeFranceWWII
Jews in Hiding
Nazi Occupation
FCB
Mapping the BonesYolen, Jane2018YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
Briar RoseYolen, Jane2016YA
A
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
The Devil's ArithmeticYolen, Jane1988UMG
YA
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustF
HF
CB
OnceGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
Stone AngelYolen, Jane2015LEModern Age1942-1945EuropeFranceHolocaustFPB
ThenGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlFrank, Anne1947UMG
YA
Modern Age1942-1945EuropeNetherlandsHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Hidden: A Child's Story of the HolocaustDauvillier, Loïc2014MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropeFranceHolocaustFGN
I Will Protect You: A True Story of Twins Who Survived AuschwitzKor, Eva Mozes2022MGModern Age1943-2019EuropeRomaniaHolocaust
Nazi Occupation
Auschwitz
NFCB
The Redhead of Auschwitz: A True StoryBirnbaum, Nechama2020YA
A
Modern Age1944EuropeRomania
Germany
Holocaust
Auschwitz
FN
Number the StarsLowry, Lois2011MGModern Age1945EuropeDenmarkWWIIFCB
They Went LeftHesse, Monica2020YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropePoland
Germany
HolocaustFN
The SearchHeuvel, Eric2009YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropeNetherlandsHolocaustFGN
DawnWiesel, Elie1960YA
A
Modern Age1946-1948EuropePalestineHolocaust
Post WWII
NF
Bio
N
DayWiesel, Elie1961YA
A
Modern Age1950North AmericaUnited StatesHolocaust
Post WWII
NF
Bio
N
This Rebel HeartLocke, Katherine2022YA
A
Modern Age1956EuropeHungaryRevolution
Hungarian Revolution
LGBTQ+
FN
In the Neighborhood of TrueKaplan Carlton, Susan2019YA
A
Modern Age1958North AmericaUnited StatesJewish LifeFN
The Prince of Steel PierNockowitz, Stacy2022UMGModern Age1975North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Life
Atlantic City
Mobsters
FN
The Blackbird GirlsBlankman, Anne2020UMGModern Age1986EuropeUkraine
Russia
Uzbekistan
Chernobyl
Communism
Soviet Union
FCB
People of the BookBrooks, Geraldine2008YA
A
Modern Age1996SarajevoBosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo HaggadahFN
NowGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age2013AustraliaAustraliaHolocaust
Post WWII
FN

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel
M = memoir