The Book Thief
For 12-year-old Liesel Meminger, books keep her going. Living with her foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, outside of Munich in 1939, Liesel sees the horrors of the Nazi regime firsthand. She steals books that the Nazis want to destroy. Her foster father has taught her to read, and she shares the books with Max Vanderberg, a Jewish refugee the family is hiding in the basement. Eventually, Liesel starts to write about what she sees, sharing her stories with Max.