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Review by Keely Ordway

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Published by The Penguin Group

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In this book, Hannah travels back in time and becomes Chaya, a Polish-Jewish girl who goes with her family (aunt and uncle) to a concentration camp during the Holocaust.  Hannah (as Chaya) endures the struggles of the camp, including laying down her life for her friend Rivka, until Hannah suddenly comes back to her family's seder meal.

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Grades 6-8

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A very moving, personal, and powerful story

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Detailed descriptions of life and death at the concentration camp

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Available from Barnes and Noble