Please note that this event has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be announced in due course.
Reading and discussion with Kip Wilson, author of the award-winning Young Adult historical novel-in-verse White Rose.
"Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators. This debut novel recounts the lives of Sophie and her friends and highlights their brave stand against fascism in Nazi Germany.”
“White Rose is a resonant testament to courage. In a time of horrific brutality, young people found a nonviolent way to resist. Told in the form of poetry, the story of their hopes is honored and brought back to life, still relevant today, when regimes that spread hatred are once again thriving, and words are our most powerful defensive weapon.” – Margarita Engle, author of Newbery Honoree The Surrender Tree and 2017-2019 Young People's Poet Laureate.
Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register here. Recommended for age 12+.
Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2020 Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Jarvis Doctorow Hall, St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR (wheelchair accessible)