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The Wave

Authors: Strasser, Todd
Lexile: 770,
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF015000, YAF058020, YAF054000
ISBN: 9780307979131, Related ISBNs: 0307979121, 030797913X, 0440993717, 9780307979124, 9780307979131
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis:

This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.


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