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MAX

Max
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cohen-Scali
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Second Author's First Name: 
Penny
Second Author's Last Name: 
Hueston
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Starting in 1939, Nazi Germany began a Lebensborn program to provide the Reich with 'perfect' specimens of the Aryan race by carefully selecting women to birth the future generation. Max is such a child. This first person account begins in the womb and we follow Max through a "coming of age" story (though the book ends as the war does so Max never even reaches adolescence). Fiercely and unquestionably loyal, his faith is tested through his time at a training school, his "friendship" with another student (who is really a Jew) and his observations and experiences as the war progress unfavorably. An ambitious story, this is a new aspect of Nazi terror and the ramifications of the belief in a superior race. Edie Ching (14 and up).