The Boy Who Dared

By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti


The book is a true story about a boy named Helmuth Hübener and his challenges he runs into and has to face alone. There are different parts in the book that explains two lifestyles that Helmuth lived in. The two life styles were in the Plötzensee Prison and at home with his family. He lived with his family during the war and around 1940 he gets taken from his family and was forced to go to prison. He doesn't like being there because he has to live. It is hard to live on Tuesdays because the executioner works on Tuesday and you would never know if you were the one who would get taken to be executed or live to see tomorrow. At his home he doesn't like what Hitler is doing to Germany. If you want to find out what happens to Helmuth during his time at Plötzensee Prison and at home Find out in The Boy Who Dared.

Theme/authors lesson

The theme is courage, standing up for your beliefs no matter on what your religion or race is.

Historical information