A little about ourselves
Portland High School Library serves approximately 1100 students in grades 9-12. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and from 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Friday. There are two library media specialists, Susan Creek and Michelle Gilliam. We can be contacted by phone at 615-325-9201 ext. 31590, or by email at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Influenced by Dr. Mengele's sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a horrific concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.
It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust.
Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength, in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil's Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words.