Just as the Nazis are rising to power, Helmuth Hübener, a
German schoolboy, is caught up in all the swashbuckling bravado of his time.
The handsome stormtrooper uniforms, the shiny jackboots and armbands, the
rousing patriotism all serve to draw him into this bright new world full of
promise and hope. In the beginning his patriotism is unwavering. But every day
the rights of people all over Germany are diminishing. Jews are threatened and
their businesses are being destroyed. The truth has been censored, and danger
lurks everywhere. Anybody can turn on you. The world has turned upside down:
Patriotism means denouncing others, love means hate, and speaking out means
treason. How much longer can Helmuth keep silent?
Told in flashback, Newbery Honor Book author Susan Campbell
Bartoletti magnificently explores the life of a heroic German youth who dared
to stand up against the Nazi regime. Download and start listening now!