FLYING AGAINST THE WIND
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This NCSS/CBC Notable Book provides a dramatic and true account of resistance to Nazi rule.
The biography of Cato Bjontes van Beek, one of the few non-Jewish Germans to oppose the Nazis, is drawn from diaries, letters, and personal accounts. A stunning portrait of a gifted young woman, it reveals the extraordinary courage, spirit, and sense of justice that led Cato to reject Hitler and work towards the restoration of individual rights and human dignity—even as she faced death, at age 22, in Berlin’s Ploetzensee prison in 1943. An ideal companion to The Diary of Anne Frank, Cato’s is an inspiring story for young readers. The reproducible 30-page guide has questions, activities, and collateral readings.
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