The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays DAY 9
It’s the 9th day of Diversity! We’re looking at Night by Elie Wiesel today.
I can’t even begin to explain how powerful this book is. It’s small but it is powerful. Not merely another Holocaust story, Wiesel’s story expresses the utter anguish of the victims, Wiesel himself included, who was only about 15 when he was captured. The level of atrocity the Nazis inflicted never ceases to amaze me but what is equally as astonishing is the lives the survivors made for themselves afterward.
It’s no wonder this book is on so many required reading lists. This is a trilogy, so if you’re so inclined you can go further with Wiesel. One book was all I could stomach. This amazing little book qualifies as part of the Diversity Reading Challenge.