Refusing to Crumble: The Danish Resistance in World War II (Taking a Stand)

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In April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark under the false pretenses of preserving Danish neutrality during World War II and protecting them from possible Allied attacks. Knowing they lacked the military power to resist, the Danes gave in. While there was little direct change in daily life, most Danes had a sense that freedom was lost. When a new Danish government began more active cooperation with the Nazis, many Danes had already begun a resistance movement aimed at sabotaging the German war effort. They worked to save Jews from the German death camps and free their country from the Nazi invaders.

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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher Weekly Reader, Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

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Grade 5-8–Using a combination of biography and history, these titles profile courageous individuals and small groups who challenged oppression and changed history. They provide background about the conditions each of the groups sought to remedy, an overview of how the group organized and fought armed or popular opposition, and an analysis of its historical importance. Maps and sidebars provide additional information about related topics, but small photos and illustrations add little to the texts. Though these books are solid report titles, with the exception of Freedom Fighter, the topics have been widely covered elsewhere.
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