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|Faithful spy : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the plot to kill Hitler|
Author: Hendrix, John
The gripping account of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Methodist minister who joined a conspiracy of men to assassinate Hitler.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 7.60
Points: 5.0 Quiz: 197623
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 8.30
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 75634
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/18)
School Library Journal (+) (07/01/18)
Booklist (+) (06/01/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/18)
The Hornbook (00/11/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2018 *Starred Review* Biographies of key figures from WWII are plentiful in kids books, but Hendrix’s captivating account of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a standout. In engagingly written chapters on heavily illustrated pages with plentiful quotes from Bonhoeffer’s writing, Hendrix covers the German theologian’s childhood, early interest in religion and theology, illuminating travels in America, dismay over Hitler’s rise to power, and brave dedication to resistance in a variety of ways, including direct action. Interspersed with paragraphs about Bonhoeffer’s life and the circumstances in Germany that led to Hitler’s regime are spot illustrations, splash-page artwork, comics panels, maps, and more, which help communicate not only the bare facts but also the emotional tenor of the story. Bonhoeffer’s face is almost always filled with vivid expressions of wonder or worry, while shadowy, jagged images of Nazis goose-stepping, Hitler shouting, and huge wolves with slavering jaws illustrate the looming violence promised by the Third Reich. The combination of Hendrix’s sharp, concise words and evocative artwork gives readers a strong sense of historical context, the enormity of the perilous actions undertaken by Bonhoeffer and other resistance fighters, and the revolutionary nature of his theology of action and civil disobedience. A poignant, compellingly presented, and timely account of a brave individual who lived his life with true conviction. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 07/01/2018 Gr 7 Up—Combining drawings and text, Hendrix presents a contemplative look at German martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Readers learn of Bonhoeffer's lifelong interest in theology and his search for God. As Hitler and Nazism came to power, he asked whether it is moral to assassinate a tyrant. Ultimately, his decision to plot with other conspirators to kill Hitler cost him his life. The author provides a fascinating examination of the man and his commitment to his Christian faith. The narrative deftly moves between Bonhoeffer's struggles and Hitler's ascent. Hendrix's dynamic images complement the text, using green and red to indicate good and evil. The dense text may turn off some readers, but the illustrations are bound to entice many others. Those seeking a more traditional biography should also look to Patricia McCormick's The Plot To Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero. VERDICT The bold visuals will attract graphic novel fans. An excellent introduction to a great man and his fight for justice.—Margaret Nunes, Gwinnett County Public Library, GA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.