Resistance

First of the Resistance Trilogy by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis.New York, NY: First Second, 2010

This is a story about two friends and two families living in France during World War II. Family members must decide whether to work with the Nazis or with the Resistance in order to survive the war and Nazi occupation.

This has an Interesting premise: what might you have done if you had lived in France during Nazi occupation. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; continuity and change among and between cultures; the powers and challenges of governance; citizenship and civic ideals and practices; and global connections.

It has received multiple awards including: Texas Maverick Graphic Novels List, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and Sydney Taylor Honor Book.

See how to use this book to teach exploring citizenship (pp.140-144) in Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy.

Grades 4-8

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