Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero



The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero
By Patricia McCormick
Balzer + Bray, 2016. Biography. 192p.

A suspenseful and inspiring account of the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a peace-loving, scholarly Christian pastor who found himself becoming a dissident and spy, working against the Nazi regime. Bonhoeffer comes to life as an unforgettable and empathetic young man who was brave enough to stand up for what was right, even when it meant risking his life.

Written by two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, this biography delves into history, politics, religion, and philosophy, but McCormick keeps the language simple enough to make it accessible to older school-age children as well as teens. A great recommendation for fans of Steve Sheinkin.

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