We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler (Hardcover)
A 2017 Sibert Honor Book
In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. Risking imprisonment or even execution, the White Rose members distributed leaflets urging Germans to defy the Nazi government. Their belief that freedom was worth dying for will inspire young readers to stand up for what they believe in. Archival photographs and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
"Thoroughly researched, with numerous archival photos, this well-told story of the White Rose opposition unfolds chronologically and with building suspense." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"As always, Freedman not only writes with clarity and pace but augments his text with primary-source quotes and photographs that add power and immediacy." — Horn Book Magazine