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His fascinating stories from the distant past take them from Scandinavia, England and Germany all the way to Greece and tell of Robin Hood, William Tell, Siegfried and the Dragon and the Golem. Full of suspense and humour and retold especially for children by Dimiter Inkiov with lots of colourful and amusing illustrations by Wilfried Gebhard. | 5 +
Ancient history can be fun! Dimiter Inkiow retells the best Greek myths with plenty of humour and in clear language. What adventures did Odysseus have during his wanderings? Who hid in the Trojan Horse? What was Zeus like as a baby and why did Eros want to take revenge on Apollo? The 21 read-aloud stories are a light-hearted introduction to the world of the gods – and so full of adventure, so exciting and amusing that they delight children and parents alike! | 5 +
The Torgau juvenile detention centre, GDR, 1989: Rebellious Gonzo, like her friend Anja, the heroine of Shut Away (Weggesperrt), has been sent to the jail-like detention centre in Torgau, where she is to be forced to become a “socialist personality”. There, she finds herself at the mercy of harsh educators and is driven almost to breaking point by the experience. On the transport back to her old juvenile workhouse, she sees her chance, makes a break for it and gets away. All she wants is to be free at last! Hiding out in some allotments, she meets René, who is also planning to escape to the West. Together they make it across the Green Border to Prague and the West German Embassy there. The story is based on interviews with contemporary witnesses and historical facts.
The author was awarded the 2010 Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize for the first in the series, Shut Away.
"This is a story that gets under your skin and should be read by young people and adults alike.” DIE ZEIT on Shut Away
A political book for young adults, with all the suspense of a thriller
| 14 +
With "The Assassins", Antonia Michaelis offers an unsettling glimpse into the dark abyss of terrorism.
Absolutely topical: A teenager becomes an IS warrior
As dark and poetic as "The Storyteller"
| 16 +
1988. Jana is fifteen and lives in East Germany. She had never questioned the system before – not until she fell in love with Jacob. But her wonderful feelings are mixed up with doubt and anger. Doubt because Jacob has applied for an emigration permit. Will the day soon arrive when she may never see him again? Anger because Jana’s line-towing parents want to stop her from seeing Jacob. Then Jacob really does disappear – he is locked up. Jana's world comes crashing about her head. She is prepared to do all she can to help him. But why oh why doesn’t he answer her letters.
Jacob is having a terrible time in prison. He thinks about Jana all the time. Why doesn’t he hear anything from her? In 1992, Jana discovers that it was her father who betrayed Jacob. He had been an unofficial member of the Stasi, the East German state security service. Jana is devastated and has terrible feelings of guilt! She simply must find Jacob…
25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall: a controversial piece of GDR history for the first time in a literary context by the award-winning author of the bestselling novel Locked Away.
| 14 +
Socially enlightening young adult literature of the very highest standard
Nuri is from Syria and lives at a home for asylum seekers. Calvin lives just a few doors down the road and is a member of a right-wing teenage gang. When the two meet each other, Nuri tells him about her native village on the edge of the desert and how beautiful it was, but that then the wings of evil swooped down and cast their shadow across the land. The more Calvin learns about the girl with the dark eyes, the more he falls in love with her. Calvin decides to leave his gang – but getting away from his old friends isn’t so easy.
A moving love story amid social conflict, full of poetry and beauty. A painfully frank portrait of society with a Romeo and Juliet story all its own.
SUMMER UNDER BLAC WINGS won the German Youth Literature Award in 2016!
“With deep insight Peer Martin depicts the ground on which hatred grows, and in precise detail he describes the mechanisms at work within the group. This makes the story credible. But Martin’s novel is much more than an educational work. It is gripping and moving, and it takes its life from characters one does not want to be parted from.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“A multilayered book that makes the reader sit up and think; an incitement to resist every form of Neo-Nazism.” (Büchermagazin 04/2015) | 16 +
A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix. | 14 +
A teen fiction first: young people in the GDR being turned into unofficial collaborators by the Stasi
When his grandmother has to move to a care home, Sebastian has to move in with his father, who left their family when Sebastian was just a baby. He feels no connection with this man who served a life sentence and barely addresses a word to him. It is, however, better than going back to that dreadful children’s home which Social Services initially placed him in – and where he came to care secretly about Katja, who ran away. One day, though, a man appears at Sebastian’s school and forces him to agree to spy on his teachers and schoolmates. He turns him into an unofficial Stasi collaborator, and persuades him to spy on his own father. | 14 +
Berlin, in the early summer of 1961, when the border between East and West is no more than a white dividing line on the streets of the city. The passport controls are a nuisance, but they don’t stop either Marie or Lennie from crossing over because they have found each other, found a love both had believed impossible. Nothing can separate them – or so they think. But in the August of that year, the construction of the Berlin Wall tears the city – and the two girls - apart. Marie is faced with an impossible decision: Should she stay with her father and younger brother and give up all the dreams she shares with Lennie? Or should she risk making an escape to West Berlin, to Lennie, and never see her family again?
- Perfect to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
- Excellently researched: a credible escape that really could have taken place | 14 +