Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Bag of Marbles based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo

This graphic novel was based on a memoir by Joseph Joffo.  It was about the experiences of Joseph and his brother during World War II.  The brothers were able to stay ahead of the Germans by escaping into the free zone of France and staying on the run.  In addition their older brothers and mother ran and hid during the war.  

The book was okay.  I am not  huge fan of graphic novels and had a hard time following the action at times.  I would probably like the original memoir better.  There was some language and a bit of sexual innuendo that made the book inappropriate for my students.  

I'm going to have to give it a croak...

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