For today's book suggestions, Jyl writes the following:
"Instead of giving you a 5th favorite book, I want to leave that open to pretty much anything about issues like slavery or the Holocaust when people had to make tough choices to stand up for right even and especially when it meant risking their lives to do so. And when people endured trials with faith."
I loved this idea and so here are two of my favorite books that fit Jyl's description. Please comment on the post today and give your suggestions for books about slavery or the Holocaust, or any other trials that are overcome. I'd love to hear your choices!
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN by HARRIET BEACHER STOWE
This is a dramatization of slavery's cruelties - Abraham Lincoln told Harriet Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War.
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by ANNE FRANK
Anne's diary documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. She and her family go into hiding in hidden rooms at father's office building. They are in hiding for 2 years, and then are betrayed and transported to concentration camps.