As usual Russell Freedman does an excellant job of researching and doumenting a historical event. In this case we learn about the White Rose Student Resistance Movement during World War II. This is primarily the story of Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. I found the book very informative. For my school - only up to grade 5 - I think the content gets too graphic (beheadings) for the majority so while I enjoyed the book, I will not be purchasing for my library.