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Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story (Rise and Shine)

This book is about Chiune Sugihara
"Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story (Rise and Shine)" brings to life the heroic actions of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania during World War II. In a profound act of defiance and compassion, Sugihara issued thousands of visas to Jewish refugees, enabling them to escape the clutches of the Nazis despite the explicit orders of his government. Published on July 13, 2010, this compelling book captures a remarkable narrative of resistance against overwhelming odds. Ideal for elementary school readers, the story not only explores themes of immigrant rights, religious freedom, and racial justice but also showcases the impact of individual courage in the face of systemic oppression. As young readers journey through Sugihara's decisive moments, they are invited to reflect on the power of moral conviction and the difference one person can make in a turbulent world. This story, resonating with bravery and humanity, is a powerful resource for inspiring a new generation about the importance of standing up for what is right.
Published by National Geographic School Pub on July 13, 2010
32 pages
ISBN: 9781584301578
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Immigrant RightsRacial Justice, and Religious Freedom, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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