Kip Wilson is the author of White Rose (HMH/Versify), a YA novel-in-verse about anti-Nazi political activist Sophie Scholl. White Rose was published in 2019 and won multiple awards and honors, including the 2017 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award and the 2019 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature. Kip holds a Ph.D. in German Literature and wrote her doctoral dissertation about the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. She’s lived in Germany, Austria, and Spain, and currently calls Boston home.
A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.
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 and We Will Not Be Silent guide for educators