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The Librarian of Auschwitz

'"Running the library requires a brave person..." Dita blushed. The more she tried to stay still, the wilder her trembling became. Her hands began to shake, too, and she feared the director might think her too weak for the job. "S-s-so you're not counting on me, then?" "You seem like a brave girl to me." "But I'm trembling!" she replied, devastated. Then Hirsch smiled in his particular way. "That's why you're brave. Brave people are not the ones who aren't afraid. Those are reckless people who ignore the risk; they put themselves and others in danger. That's not the sort of person I want on my team. I need the ones who know the risk-- whose legs shake, but who carry on." As she listened, Dita's legs began to tremble less.' (Chapter 2) I'm just going to jump right in and say that this book is not for the faint of heart. This book is technically a youth fiction novel (based on real events