His Name was Raoul Wallenberg
An amazing and inspirational World War II story about how one man saved the lives of many.
Raoul Wallenberg’s name may not be a universally familiar one, but the impact he had is immeasurable. Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. He did this by issuing protective passports and housing Jews in buildings established as Swedish territory, saving tens of thousands of lives. Louise Borden researched Wallenberg’s life for many years, visiting with his family and the site of his childhood home, and learned his story from beginning to end. Wallenberg himself has not been heard from since 1945. It is suspected he died while in Russian custody, though this has never been proven. Raoul Wallenberg . . . it’s a name you may not have known, but you’ll never forget his story.
Released: 2012 • Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company • ISBN: 978-0618507559 • Ages: 12 and up
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Award
Winner of the Ohioana Award (2013)
Chosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and CBC
2013 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts (NCTE)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Starred review in School Library Journal