Black, death, darkness, uncertainty, color seen when the plane crashed
Dark chocolate sky, color that relaxes Death
Red, death (blood), concentration camps,
White, pages to write, pages in a book to read, clean slate (Max whitewashing Mein Kampf), color Death saw when Leisel's brother died
Leisel's first book she reads is a book about grave digging
At the time of the novel Germany bands books and burns them so Germans will only read Hitler's books, Would you enjoy reading more if it was banned? Should we enjoy reading more even when it is allowed?
Leisel steals books to defy the German government
questions of whether theivery is good or bad? How do you defend whether it is good or bad depending on the situation?, Having morals will help in knowing whether or not stealing something is bad. If the government is evil, then obeying would be wrong., Depends on the situation and the intent. If stealing is for your personal gain that is wrong, but it is better humanity then it is good., Who's to judge the intent?, In a perfect society stealing is wrong, but we live in an imperfect world and things need to be done to create change. That is what Leisel was striving for, change., Or did she just enjoy reading?
How does one determine the worth of a human being?, We are all equal
The Nazi's wanted a supreme race, and the Jew's as well as others were not a part of it
Is dehuminization happening still today?, yes, but we don't always know where or how to help.
How can we be better humans, Like Leisel, we can watch out for others even if it will hurt us. We should defend the rights of others when they are defenseless
notices colors, colors distract him from the "leftover humans, the survivors"
personality, cheerful, amiable, agreeable, affable, not nice, fair,
tells the story of Leisel
takes Leisels biological mom and brother when they die
steals books- the book thief
reads with her father
teaches Max to read
writes her story in the basement
seen by Death 3 times, "perpetual survivor"
Adoptive mother to Leisel
Dies from the bombing raid
Adoptive father to Leisel
plays the Accordion
keeps promise to old friend that saved his life and hides a Jew in his home
gives bread to a Jew in public...not a good idea
enlists in the German army
dies in the end
lives with the Hubermann's in secret, stays in Leisel's room, until it isn't safe. Then lives in the freezing cold basement.
is seen by Leisel when the Jews come through the street
runs away to keep the Hubermann's safe
survives the war
sees Leisel steal a book from the book burning
allows Leisel to read in her library
Loves Leisel, New node
Dies from the bombing raid
steals books and food with Leisel, tries to get Leisel to stop out of fear, but realizes he needs to go with her to protect her.
wants to always kiss Leisel, but she won't let him
Himmel Street, Where the Hubermann's live, basement where Liesel writes her story
Ilsa's home, Library where Leisel reads
parents grew up in Germany and Austria
lives in Autralia
winner of Michael L. Printz Honor Book
The Book Thief was written because of his parents experience of growing up in Nazi Germany., Said, "I wanted to write something very different than what I'd done before. The idea of a book stealer was in my head when I was writing "I Am the Messenger, But it wasn't present, in Sydney, which didn't feel quite right. Then I thought about writing of the things my parents had seen while growing up in Nazi Germany and Austria, and when I brought the ideas together, it seemed to work, especially when I thought about the importance of words in that time, and what they were able to make people believe and do."