Defiance by Carla Jablonski
Resistance Book 2

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When Nazis invade, what can kids do to fight them?

World War II has taken its toll on the French countryside. German soldiers patrol the towns, searching for any challenge to their rule. The Tessier siblings, Paul, Marie, and Sophie, keep their noses clean and their faces blank as the French military police tighten their grip on their small country town. But all three are secretly doing their part for the Resistance: the men and women working hard to undermine the Germans and win back France’s freedom . . . even if it ends up costing them their lives.

Written by Carla Jablonski and illustrated by Leland Purvis, Defiance is the second volume in a trilogy about children fighting on a secret front of World War II.


About Carla Jablonski

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Carla Jablonski has written dozens of bestselling books for children. She is also the author of the teen books Thicker Than Water and Silent Echoes. In her spare time, she is an actress, playwright, and trapeze artist. Leland Purvis has written and illustrated graphic novels for Dark Horse, GT Labs, and Simon & Schuster. He is also part of the innovative online comics collective Act-i-vate.
Published July 19, 2011 by First Second. 128 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sharp follow-up to Resistance (2010) takes place one year after French teenager Paul Tessier joined the Resistance and helped his Jewish friend Henri escape the Nazis.

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The second volume of this trilogy about the French Resistance to Nazi occupation during WWII, starts out with a historical description of the occupation, explaining the role of the Resistance, the relationships that develop between the French citizens and the Nazi officers, and the black market f...

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It’s difficult to live with other people – even ones that you love – and balance the variety of needs and priorities that come with several people sharing their lives.

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