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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Title

Branded by the Pink Triangle

Publisher

Second Story Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781926920962

Pages

155 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power. The pink triangle sewn onto prison uniforms became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals, a persecution that would continue for many years after the war. A mix of historical research, first-person accounts and individual stories bring this time to life for readers.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

1110L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay men; gay adults

Main Character

adult males

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

none

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2014, Finalist
Prix TD De Litterature Canadienne Pour L'Enfance et la Jeunesse, 2014, Finalist, English Language
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2014, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2014, Finalist, English Language
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2014, Nominee, Young Adult

Keywords

World War II; Nazi occupation; concentration camps; bravery; homosexual persecution; war crimes

Diversity Impact

direct

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