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By White Birch Books

By White Birch Books

The Spiral Shell: A French Village Reveals Its Secrets of Jewish Resistance in World War II

Sandell Morse

$24.95 $22.95

2020 marks the 80th Anniversary of the fall of France to Nazi Germany, and the establishment of the provisional government of the Vichy state, a puppet of the Axis regime, to carry out the arrest and deportation of all Jewish civilians. In the course of her writing residency over a three-year period in the village of Auvillar, the author learns of acts of bravery and rebellion on the part of several of the Jewish families and individuals who risked their lives to save innocent refugees and children orphaned by the Holocaust, and gradually gains their trust enough for them to share the details of their harrowing experiences of rebellion and resistance. The author in turn discovers truths about her own life and Jewish heritage in America, which she now sees in the light of the bravery and selflessness of those who elected to act and not stand by idly in the face of oppression and genocide.

The Vanishing Sky

L. Annette Binder

$27.00 $24.84

In 1945, as the war in Germany nears its violent end, the Huber family is not yet free of its dangers or its insidious demands. Etta, a mother from a small, rural town, has two sons serving their home country: her elder, Max, on the Eastern front, and her younger, Georg, at a school for Hitler Youth. When Max returns from the front, Etta quickly realizes that something is not right-he is thin, almost ghostly, and behaving very strangely. Etta strives to protect him from the Nazi rule, even as her husband, Josef, becomes more nationalistic and impervious to Max's condition. Meanwhile, miles away, her younger son George has taken his fate into his own hands, deserting his young class of battle-bound soldiers to set off on a long and perilous journey home.

The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites

Ty Gagne


On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits. In The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, Ty Gagne masterfully lays out the events that led up to an epic and legendary rescue attempt in severe and dangerous winter conditions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. More than a cautionary tale, it is a tribute to all the volunteers and professionals who willingly put themselves in harm's way to save lives. This is a must read for anyone who hikes the Whites.

Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book

Janet Lawler and Lindsay Dale-Scott

$29.95 $27.55

Snowflakes: 5th Anniversary Edition: A Pop-Up Book

Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

$29.95 $27.55

Cool Cuts

Mechal Renee Roe

$16.99 $15.63

The Box Turtle

Vanessa Roeder

$17.99 $16.55

Just Like Me

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

$17.99 $16.55

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

Jessica Hische

$17.99 $16.55

Tomorrow I'll Be Kind

Jessica Hische

$17.99 $16.55

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Rita Lorraine Hubbard and Oge Mora

$17.99 $16.55

Measuring Up

Lily Lamotte and Ann Xu

$12.99 $11.95

The Road to Paris

Nikki Grimes

$6.99 $6.43

When Stars Are Scattered

Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson

$12.99 $11.95

The Cat Man of Aleppo

Irene Latham, Karim Shamsi-Basha, et al.

$17.99 $16.55

Sun Flower Lion

Kevin Henkes

$18.99 $17.47

We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade

$17.99 $16.55

Punching the Air

Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

$19.99 $18.39