Yellow Star

  • by Jennifer Roy
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1939, the Germans invaded the town of Lodz, Poland, and moved the Jewish population into a small part of the city called a ghetto. As the war progressed, 270,000 people were forced to settle in the ghetto under impossible conditions.
At the end of the war, there were about 800 survivors. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. This is the story of one of the twelve.


What the Critics Say

“In vivid free verse, Jennifer Roy tells a story of hope and courage as gripping as Schindler’s List.” (Eric A. Kimmel, author of Gershon’s Monster, a Sydney Taylor Book Award winner)
“A stunning, poetic recreation of a life lived within the horror that was the Holocaust.” (Jane Yolen, author of The Devil’s Arithmetic and Briar Rose)


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Customer Reviews

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One should read a book about the Holocaust once a year or so. This book and others should be read in school. Perhaps if we had more education about the Nazi's and what they did, we would not have people waving their flags around. This is a true story and covers life in the Ghetto. The atrocities of the concentration camps are not in this book, but how the Jews were treated and the fear they lived in, is shown here. Lots of killing goes on in this book, but it is not graphic and I believe this would make a good start for younger kids to start being educated.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Amazing! Truly touching

What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

She made it feel as if you were there.You could truly feel all that the author's Aunt went through on an emotional level.. The narration for this was excellent

Any additional comments?

I love reading books that have the story of someone's real life experiences, brought to reader's in a way that makes us feel as if we share in their journey with them. I found myself anxious,heartbroken, and going through the same emotions that this young survivor felt. Are there miracles? Yes. Did they receive an answer to prayers? I truly believe so and I have no doubt that God knew that through a child, many would be saved and healed of there own wounds through her continued work in life. It is back to the thought that trials in life can either tear you down,or polish you to a refined brilliance. I believe this woman shines brightly for all those she represents.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio