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His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg #2020

His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg By Louise Borden His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg An amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many Raoul Wallenberg s name may not be a universally familiar one but the impact he had is immeasurable Wallenber
  • Title: His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg
  • Author: Louise Borden
  • ISBN: 9780618507559
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg By Louise Borden An amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many.Raoul Wallenberg s name may not be a universally familiar one, but the impact he had is immeasurable Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust He did this by issuing protective passports and housing Jews in buiAn amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many.Raoul Wallenberg s name may not be a universally familiar one, but the impact he had is immeasurable Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust He did this by issuing protective passports and housing Jews in buildings established as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives Louise Borden researched Wallenberg s life for many years, visiting with his family and the site of his childhood home, and learned his story from beginning to end Wallenberg himself has not been heard from since 1945 It is suspected he died while in Russian custody, though this has never been proven Raoul Wallenberg it s a name you may not have known, but you ll never forget his story.
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    1. Louise Borden

      There were already two Louises in my family when I was born my mother and my grandmother, Nana, who lived with us when I was growing up So early on, I was given the name Leezie This is a name that my family still calls me Years later, my niece was born and also named Louise Then there were four of us with the same name Louise is a fine name to have except that people often spell it incorrectly Sometimes my mail is addressed to Louisa, or Louisie, or Lewis, or Lois Leezie is also tough for people to spell Names and their pronunciations have always interested me, so writing about a teacher named Mrs Kempczinski was a natural thing for me to do.I grew up in a house at the top of a steep street in Cincinnati, Ohio, the kind of street that is a big challenge when you are pedaling uphill on your bicycle My two sisters and I used to ride our bikes down, down our street, and then to the local dimestore to buy candy bars or meet up with our friends But coming home, we had to pedal up our long hill This was before mountain bikes Pedaling slowly up my street may be where I learned perseverance, something all writers need when they are working alone at their desks Writing picture books came much later after studying history in college, getting married, and raising three children Even though I didn t grow up to be a composer, I like to think that my picture books are almost songs because the sound of words and the poetry of my style are so important in the texts that I write I work very hard at my desk, revising and revising and revising, trying to find just the right words that will be beautiful or fun to read.

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    1. This book is the definitive juvenile biography of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian While serving as Sweden s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory saving tens of thousands of lives Author Borden has a unique and appealing technique She also created the critically acclaimed title, The Journey That Saved Curious George The double sp [...]


    2. In January, I was very pleased to learn that Louise Borden and her book His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg had been named winner of the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers by the Association of Jewish Libraries The Sydney Taylor Book Awards are given annually to those outstanding works that authentically portray the Jewish experience Born into a relatively well to do family of bankers in Stockholm, Sweden in 1912, Raoul Wallenberg was always excited and curious about everything and his en [...]


    3. At first the free verse arrangement put me off However, it did work for this book The combination of less text with fascinating illustrations worked very well The designer of this book deserves a lot of praise The fact that there was less text isn t a criticism In fact, it may be a bonus for getting reluctant readers hooked on the book I was crying during a lot of this Every now and then someone just is by nature a really good person, a lamed Vav if you know the Jewish belief about righteous peo [...]


    4. An excellent biography of the diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish lives in Budapest during World War II I had heard of him before but I had no idea of the extent of his efforts, and this book does an excellent job of explaining the circumstances of the Jews plight during the siege of Budapest, and how the Swedish and other neutral national diplomats worked to save them The book tells of Raoul s childhood and upbringing and how he learned five languages and was a world traveler by the time the [...]


    5. This book is written in an odd free verse style interspersed with historic photographs I did not particularly like it In order to make sure my biases were valid, I showed it to other Young Adults who felt the same way as me the style actually takes away from the story The cadence and word selection do not reflect the heroism and sacrifice of this Swedish diplomat who gave his life in order to save Hungarian Jews during the dark days of WWII The book contains very little of Wallenberg s own words [...]


    6. Fabulous book The format makes it very easy to read, and the book is gorgeous to look at Raoul Wallenberg s story is fascinating, and it has me wondering why we have movies like Schindler s List, about Schindler who had not the greatest moral compass, and yet we don t have feature films about Wallenberg Something s wrong here Props to Louise Borden for making sure that Raoul Wallenberg becomes than just a side note in youth books about WWII This is highly recommended for any library collection. [...]


    7. 17 June 2011 HIS NAME WAS RAOUL WALLENBERG COURAGE, RESCUE, AND MYSTERY DURING WORLD WAR II by Louise Borden, Houghton Mifflin, January 2012, 144p ISBN 978 0 618 50755 9 Raoul told Per that he had an even better idea the Swedes would change the letter of protectioninto a blue and yellow passport.They would keep the three crowns of Swedenbut add a photo of the passport holderand the Swedish minister s personal signature.Raoul hoped that the Nazis would respect a fancy document The two friends dec [...]


    8. This historical biography tells the incredible story of a hero during WWII, a man who saved numerous people Accurate and detailed, His Name Was Raoul Wallenburg is very well written.


    9. Concise poetic language combined with historic and contemporary photographs, documents, and maps brings Raoul Wallenberg s story to life I knew him as a man who d done great things during World War II and whose fate was a mystery but sadly I really didn t know anything about his life I felt ashamed to recognize this gap in my knowledge of WWII history and glad to learn about him.Borden s book felt like a striking departure from your ordinary biography It didn t have the same seat of your pants [...]


    10. I mean no disrespect by giving this book only two stars It was a very well researched book and was filled with excellent information, I just can t say that I enjoyed it I did appreciate learning about an unknown hero of the Holocaust, much like Oscar Schindler.The format of this book was set up like a middle school research type book The lexile is high for a middle school level book 1080 10th grade , which would make it an excellent addition to the library curriculum for middle school especially [...]


    11. Great biography of the Swedish diplomat who saved many Hungarian Jews from deportation to death camps 1944 45 and then was arrested and imprisoned by the Soviets.


    12. His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg by Louise Borden is a biography about the life and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg Raoul was a Swedish diplomat who dedicated his life to saving Jews from the dangerous oppression of the Nazis in World War Two.I really liked this book because of the author s hardcore interest in such an unknown hero of World War Two I gave this book a high rating because of the interesting information and the high quality images I personally think I might have enjoyed the pictures than [...]


    13. The information at the back of the book states that the author spent 10 years researching this book, so I was expecting an extensive treatment in the biography of this amazingly brave and courageous man What I got was of an outline than a book I was somewhat shocked when I received this rather thin, large format book 10 x 7.5 When I opened it up it looked like it was one long poem, but it was just formatted in a very non traditional way The text is completely left justified, and breaks between [...]


    14. Before reading this book, I knew absolutely nothing about the Swede who risked his life to rescue Jews in Hungary during the Holocaust In brief text set up to resemble a novel in verse, the author describes the early upbringing of this brave man who was born to privilege Thanks to his grandfather s influence, he traveled widely and eventually was able to communicate in five languages Since Sweden remained neutral during WWII, it would have been easy for Raoul Wallenberg to remain detached from t [...]



    15. Swedish born Raoul Wallenberg spent his youth traveling the world and learning several languages, both things that made him an ideal candidate to help when Hungarian Jews were about be rounded up by the Nazis and sent to the concentration camps Wallenberg was sent to Hungary to work at the Swedish legation, where he quickly got to work printing thousands of passes that proclaimed the bearers to be under the protection of the Swedish government, therefore preventing the Nazis from hauling them ou [...]


    16. This is the biography of Raoul Wallenberg a Swedish citizen and hero It takes the reader on a journey from his birth to his mysterious death Born in 1912 on the Swedish aisle of Lidingo, Raoul s family name of Wallenberg was well none in Sweden Mentored by his grandfather Gustaf, Raoul grew in knowledge and ability he spoke many languages to include French, German, Russian and Bulgarian Unknown to Raoul at the time this knowledge of language would come in handy later in his life When WWII broke [...]


    17. An Excellent Example for Young ReadersChildren learn best from example biographies are an excellent way to provide examples of supremely good deeds And Raoul Wallenberg s story is certainly one worth knowing about Ms Borden tells of the life and deeds of Wallenberg in poetic free verse, with plenty of illustrations to make the book take in by young readers Most appealing is the portrayal of Wallenberg as a boy, which is how he is presented on the cover The young reader can readily appreciate the [...]


    18. This was an interestingly presented biography of a man during WWII Raoul was from Sweden, traveled a lot as he grew up and learned several languages He used all of his skills to help the Jews in Budapest to lessen their suffering and save their lives.I really liked this because of the different setting for the book, a perspective I had never read about before Many other books are set in Germany or England during this time, but I learned a lot about this aspect of the war through this book I also [...]


    19. A fascinating nonfiction mystery about what became of Raoul Wallenberg after years of service in helping Jews escape the war using his Swedish connections, signatures, passports, and trickery He worked so hard without much direction but with a lot of passion in convincing people of his legitimacy and authority, with his signature carrying weight, his briefcase with addresses and signatures, to try to stop the atrocities of war Ironically, the book does not play as a mystery It s not until the ve [...]


    20. I guess I am one of those Americans who needs to study history, because I had never heard of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat in Budhapest during the later part of World War II who spearheaded the Swedish and other neutral countries efforts to get visas, passports, and other documents to Hungarian Jews to help them avoid mistreatment or deportation by the Hungarian police military, allied with Hitler and the Nazis The man put up people in apartment buildings, signed thousands and thousands [...]


    21. Raoul Wallenberg, who grew up in Sweden, traveled the world as a teenager, and learned to speak multiple languages fluently, was also a hero of great magnitude He used his influence to secure the safety of tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by issuing schutzpasses passports and boldly lobbying government officials for their freedom before he was captured by the Russians in 1947 Although his true fate remains unknown and his name is by no means a household word, there are at least thr [...]


    22. I ve know the broad outlines of the story of Raoul Wallenberg since I was a teenager, but I really didn t have a good idea about many of the details This book is written for a young reader, so it doesn t have a wealth of depth, but it still does a good job of showing Wallenberg s life and personality, so we understand how he became one of the great heroes of the Second World War His efforts to save the Jews of Hungary remain a truly heroic humanitarian effort His mysterious disappearance and pro [...]


    23. One of our area libraries was talking about this author and what an excellent book this was for children regarding people who decided to make a difference during WWII This biography is about the life of one man from Sweden whose education, family and business and political influences helped saved thousands of Jewish people from Nazi labor and death camps Filled with maps, pictures of passports and documents, and newly discovered photography from a Russian prison, this books shows how one man dec [...]


    24. I always enjoy a well written, well researched nonfiction book about something in history that I knew nothing of This book fits that description There are so many aspects of the Jewish discrimination and persecution particularly in WWII that I do not know Many of us are aware, but we don t know the exact details And so many terrible things happened to so many in several different countries I didn t really know anything about Hungary s part in WWII, so this book was very insightful for me regardi [...]


    25. Borden has created a thoroughly accessible book in this free verse account of the life of Raoul Wallenberg In this age of internet reading and sound bites, students will rarely pick up a book with too much text This may be sad, but nevertheless true The free verse makes it easy to read, but the information contained is rich with detail about this courageous hero of WW II The book also contains important photographs and documents, including one of the famous Schutaz Pass s passports that Raoul is [...]


    26. An interesting biography, almost written in verse, and including tons of archival photos This is the story of a little known man who saved thousands of Jews in Hungary by basically bullshitting the Nazis A diplomat from Sweden, he created thousands of passes for Jews with connections to Sweden proclaiming them under Royal Swedish protection and saving them from the Nazis The cover misled me a little bit because I was expecting to read about a teenage hero when in reality Wallenberg was in his 20 [...]


    27. This is a nonfiction book classified as a TEEN book in our library The first page hooked me, and I just had to read on It is written in verse, highlighted by period photos, documents, etc so the content flows quickly, without an overabundance of factual detail to bog the reader down An intriguing and not so well known story about an unsung hero from WWII, Raoul Wallenberg He was a Swedish national who traveled to Hungary to rescue Jews I normally avoid the normal lexicon of Holocaust books becau [...]


    28. There s a ton of information packed into this book, but it s so readable and engaging The history of Hungary during WWII is complicated and confusing I still don t have it all straight after living in Budapest for seven years but Borden s uncluttered narrative, focusing on the human drama of Wallenberg s heroic effort to save thousands of Jews, makes it all feel very accessible The text is written in narrow short paragraphs, almost like free verse, and frequent captioned photos break up the text [...]


    29. People read for entertainment or to learn something new This, while not traditionally entertaining, it is engaging, well written, and educational It is horrible that, i haven t hear of this courageous man and all he did to see that are good and safe All the WWII, information I have read and we just now crossed I recommend this for any reader There area photos and memorabilia Seriously good He is like one of the nicest people Anyone who isn t impressed by this book cant be friend.


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