Thursday, February 3, 2011


Reichskristallnacht also known as Kristallnacht- Were a bunch of attacks on Jews throughout Nazi Germany on Novemeber 9-10 1938.

Jewish homes were raided and shops were ransacked. The trigger of the attacks was the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan was a German Jew from poland. It was followed by further economic and political persecution of the Jews. People say it was the beginning of the Final Solution.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak- Born in Sydney, Australia in 1975. His Father is Austrian and his Mother is German. He is the youngest of four children. Growing up he heard many stories about the Nasi's and that inspired him to write The Book Thief. He started writing when he was sixteen.

He won awards such as:
•2008 Ena Noel Award, 2007 Michael L. Printz Honor book award
•2006 Kathleen Mitchell award.

Books written:
The Book Thief
When Dogs Cry
The Messenger
Fighting Ruben Wolfe
The Underdog

What is the one thing about being a writer you love most?

The underdog because it is about a teenage boy who is feeling like he is alone in the world and he is feeling like life is going nowhere at the moment because he is teenager. Sometimes everyone including myself can relate to feeling alone and life is at a stand still for the time being. For example; I am waiting to graduate and until then time is standing still it feels like.