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The Just

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Jan Brokken’s history text "The Just" documents a rescue operation to save Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania. When Jan Zwartendijk became the branch manager of the Dutch company Philips in Lithuania, he had no idea... Read More

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Frieda’s Song

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The lives of two women become intertwined across generations in Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s historical novel "Frieda’s Song". In 1935, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, a Jewish psychoanalyst, leaves Nazi Germany for the United States, where she... Read More

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Infinite Blues

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The fate of Earth hangs in the balance in Gerald Brennan’s alternate history novel "Infinite Blues". The year is 1968, and the Cold War is in a deep freeze. An astronaut arrives at a space station orbiting Earth. He is there on a... Read More

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Together

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Amy Nathan’s inspiring book covers two families on opposite sides of the legacy of Jim Crow. On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, an Black shoemaker from New Orleans, bought a first class train ticket to Covington, Louisiana. When the train... Read More

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Heavy Ground

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Norris Hundley and Donald C. Jackson’s "Heavy Ground" focuses on the events surrounding the St. Francis Dam disaster. On March 12th, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, and twelve billion gallons of silted water crashed through the... Read More

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