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A Bag of Marbles
A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel | Joseph Joffo
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In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph play a last game of marbles before running home to their father’s barbershop. This is the day that will change their lives forever. With the German occupation threatening their family's safety, the boys' parents decide Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves and flee to their older brothers in the free zone. Surviving the long journey will take every scrap of ingenuity and courage they can muster. And if they hope to elude the Nazis, they must never, under any circumstances, admit to being Jewish. The boys travel by train, by ferry, and on foot, facing threats from strangers and receiving help from unexpected quarters. Along the way they must adapt to the unfamiliar world beyond their city—and find a way to be true to themselves even as they conceal their identities. Based on an autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo and adapted with the author’s input, this true story offers a harrowing but inspiring glimpse of a childhood cut short.
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Eggs
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Graphic novel of 2 Parisian boys who must conceal their Jewish identity and find refuge in Nice in the free zone. Illustrations are one of a kind!

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Callemarie
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This was a nice, much needed break from novels. The story follows two brothers who are sent fleeing by their parents to unoccupied France from Paris. 4🌟

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megnews
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A Bag of Marbles is a #graphicnovel telling the true story of 2 young, resourceful brothers. Separated from their family and traveling throughout France, they manage to stay one step ahead of the Nazis.
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Book 54/90 2/8/19

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Love this #dedication.

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EvieBee
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Here's my stack of graphic novels I hope to read by the end of this month! Varied but interesting topics.

#graphicnovels #libraryhaul #TBR

UrsulaMonarch Can't wait to hear your thoughts on 2y
readordierachel Nice! Those look great! 2y
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EvieBee @Lkelly It sounds so good! Will do! 2y
EvieBee @ReadOrDieRachel Thank you! ❤️ 2y
Kristy_K Excited to see what you think about Soviet Daughter and How to Understand Israel. (edited) 2y
EvieBee @Kristy_K Those are the two I'm most excited about! 2y
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