THEMES: Belonging, Bullying, Family, Friendship, Stuttering CURRICULUM TIE-INS: The Holocaust, Judaism, World War II, New York History, U.S. History, World History, Historical Fiction, Community, Family SYNOPSIS: Daniel, a young Holocaust survivor, arrives at a New York yeshiva in 1946 to study and live. He is carrying a small box, his only possession. Befriended by Aaron, a boy with a stutter, the two form a friendship and stand up to the bullies who make fun of them — Aaron because of his stutter and Daniel because of the box, with its terrible secret, that he won't let out of his sight.
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