Andrea Warren shares with readers how she wrote her award-winning book, Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, and how the book aligns with the Common Core State Standards for critical thinking, reading, speaking, and writing. She includes information not found in the book as to how she conducted research; interviewed her central character, Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum; selected the photos for the book; structured the book, and created the story’s narrative voice. This guide includes suggested exercises and reflective questions.