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The Boy Who Dared

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Narrated By: David Ackroyd

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: January 2009

Duration: 4 hours 12 minutes


Just as the Nazis are rising to power, Helmuth Hübener, a German schoolboy, is caught up in all the swashbuckling bravado of his time. The handsome stormtrooper uniforms, the shiny jackboots and armbands, the rousing patriotism all serve to draw him into this bright new world full of promise and hope. In the beginning his patriotism is unwavering. But every day the rights of people all over Germany are diminishing. Jews are threatened and their businesses are being destroyed. The truth has been censored, and danger lurks everywhere. Anybody can turn on you. The world has turned upside down: Patriotism means denouncing others, love means hate, and speaking out means treason. How much longer can Helmuth keep silent? Told in flashback, Newbery Honor Book author Susan Campbell Bartoletti magnificently explores the life of a heroic German youth who dared to stand up against the Nazi regime.


  • Melissa A.

    This is an amazing book. I use this book in my 6th grade Social Studies classroom. There is so much to learn from this book.

  • Lalah Seats

    Love this book it's so interesting but the narrator could use more ex expression

  • Sally Yates

    This book is an amazing book that shows the history of what it was like in Germany. The boy wants to know what is really going on in the war and tries to find out. The boy fines out and at what cost?

Boy Who Dared

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Boy Who Dared, Susan Campbell Bartoletti