Thorndike Press

White Rose

  • Kip Wilson
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432877747
  • ISBN-13: 9781432877743
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 494 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020



A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.

Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators. This debut novel recounts the lives of Sophie and her friends and highlights their brave stand against fascism in Nazi Germany.

Age Range: 12-18 | Grade Level: 7-12 | Lexile Measure: 1080L


Customer Reviews

“[T]imely and relevant. . . . This tale based on the real life of a young activist, supported by extensive back matter, belongs in all collections serving young teens.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“[M]oving and inspiring. . . . this is a model of well-researched and riveting historical fiction.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Real events made deeply personal in an intense, bone-chilling reading experience.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“[C]andid and absorbing present-tense free verse. . . . [a] strong addition to the canon of WWII fiction.”

— Publishers Weekly