Teacher Guide

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

This book deals with many heavy topics, so be aware that some students may falter or struggle when discussing death, the Holocaust, or war.

Students will naturally engage with the relationship between Rudy and Liesel; find ways to highlight other elements of the novel if the focus seems too uniform, or use Rudy and Liesel as a hook into the world of Nazi Germany and Death.

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