Freiheit! The White Rose Graphic Novel by Andrea Grosso Ciponte

 I am not keen on graphic books, but this story of young German students Sophie Scholl and her friends, only in their twenties, who resisted the Nazis by distributing leaflets to universities and townspeople is well-written with dramatic illustrations in muted colours. It includes quotations from great German writers as well. However, it is a very simple story, almost like a comic book, and the reader can't really get to know any of these historic figures very well. For example, Sophie was a talented artist herself, but there is very little about that.

It's a good introduction to this inspiring story for young readers, and I liked the inclusion of the leaflets that the White Rose group distributed. It is likely to make people want to know more about this incredibly courageous group of people who paid the ultimate price.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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