Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali

A funny, well-researched and thoughtful story about Max who finds himself at the center of the Nazi baby program during World War 2. This book is the winner of an English PEN Award and is “Endorsed by Amnesty International UK as contributing to a better understanding of human rights and the values that underpin them.”

Now don't expect a literary masterpiece, as this is YA fiction but it was still very good and interesting. The characters were believable and the plot was good. Certainly this would be a great story to get kids thinking about human rights, and learning about World War 2 as well.

The cover is a great conversation starter too; it's an outline of a fetus wearing a Nazi armband.

Rating: ★★★★ Book #74 in my My 2019 Reading Challenge