2013 Sakura Medal Books

The German Mujahid by Boualem Sansal

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  1. The German Mujahid is my favorite novel out of the 2010-11 Sakura Medal selection. It is basically a collection of entries from two journals belonging to Rachel and Malrich, who are brothers. Both go through the same life-changing experiences where they find out their father’s past as a Gestapo officer during the Holocaust, and question how much their fathers’ identity should identify themselves as individuals. I thought the way the two brothers reacted to the truth differently was really intriguing, and the way the author compares the Islamic Fundamentalism with the Nazism was interesting as well.
    ASIJ J Carroll. Grade 9

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