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Elie Wiesel
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Heather Lehr Wagner
  • From the Series: Modern Peacemakers
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9220-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

World-renowned writer, teacher, activist, and chairman of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. According to the Nobel Committee, "Elie Wiesel, with his message and through his practical work in the cause of peace, is a convincing spokesman for the view of mankind and for the unlimited humanitarianism which are at all times necessary for a lasting and just peace.” Born in Romania in 1928, Wiesel and his family were deported to Nazi death camps when he was 15 years old. His mother and younger sister were soon killed; his father died in his arms. Wiesel was liberated by Allied troops and sent to a French orphanage, where he was reunited with two surviving older sisters. He resumed his studies and became a journalist and author. He is now an American citizen. Wiesel's haunting memoir, Night, is a 2006 Oprah Book Club selection. This compelling Modern Peacemakers profile will help students learn why Wiesel "swore never to be silent whenever, wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation."

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Sidebars and special textboxes. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Heather Lehr Wagner is a writer and editor. She is the author of more than 30 books exploring social and political issues and focusing on the lives of prominent men and women. She earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary. She lives with her husband and family in Pennsylvania.

Reviews and Awards

“…written clearly, in a style that makes it understandable for the targeted reader…”
Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter

“What is exceptional about this book is that not only does it cover all of Wiesel’s accomplishments but also contains a humanized portrait of the man, with a format that is attractive to young readers.”
Jewish Book World

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