The Silver Sword

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The Silver Sword

(published in the US as Escape from Warsaw)

by Ian Seraillier

Age: 9+

Interests: history, World War II, Poland, war, family, poverty, refugees, strong female characters

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Milkweed

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Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli

Ages: 11+

Interests: history, Jewish history, WWII, war, Holocaust, racism, homelessness More

The Radium Woman

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The Radium Woman

by Eleanor Doorly

illustrated by Robert Gibbings

Age: 10

Interests: science, scientists, biography, history, strong girls, Paris, Poland

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The Trumpeter of Krakow

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1929

The Trumpeter of Krakow

by Eric P. Kelly

Age: 8+

Interests: medieval history, Poland, Krakow, adventure, action, religion, science

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The Woodcutter’s Duck

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1972

The Woodcutter’s Duck

by Krystyna Turska

Macmillan, 1972

32 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: folktales, Poland, country life, ducks, kindness to animals, pets

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