Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781626720718, 432pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is Max, a fetus waiting to be born and fulfill his destiny as the perfect Aryan.
Max is taken away from his birth mother as soon as he enters the world. He will be raised under the leadership and ideologies of the Nazi Party. As he grows up without a mom, without any affection or tenderness, according to Nazi educational precepts, he soon becomes the mascot of the program. But things don't go according to plan.
Originally published in French, this touching, illuminating, and heartbreaking book has been translated for an English-speaking audience.
A Neal Porter Book