The Boy Behind the Door: How Salomon Kool Escaped the Nazis is the true story of Salomon Kool, a Dutch teenager who evaded the Nazi dragnet and survived the German occupation of the Netherlands from May 1940 to the end of WWII. It is labeled as a young adult non-fiction but does tell a true story. This book will captivate young readers as they connect with a very traumatic historical event.
While German soldiers barged into his Amsterdam home in 1940, he managed to evade them by successfully hiding behind the door. Young readers will relive these terrifying moments for Sal and the rest of the story follows Sal as he navigates the aftermath of the war.
This is a great book for fiction readers and school libraries. You can buy this book now on Amazon.