I had never heard of Hans and Sophie Scholl before Emily started writing Resist. I love history and finding weird, obscure events to research and learn about, but this was one thing I had never heard about. As Emily shared more of the beautiful, tragic story on her blog as she was writing, I became more and more excited for the release of this book.
Munich, Germany 1942—Hans Scholl never intended to get his younger sister involved in an underground resistance. When Sophie Scholl finds out, she insists on joining Hans and his close friends in writing and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets entitled, The White Rose. The young university students call out to the German people, begging them to not allow their consciences to become dormant, but to resist their tyrannical leader and corrupt government. Hans knows the consequences for their actions—execution for committing high treason—but firm in his convictions, he’s prepared to lose his life for a righteous cause. Based on a true story, Hans, Sophie and all the members of The White Rose resistance group will forever inspire and challenge us to do what is right in the midst of overwhelming evil.Resist will be available in e-book and paperback format on February 22, 2016, but while you're waiting, be sure to add it to your shelves on Goodreads and pre order. I'm sure you won't regret it ;)
Emily Ann Putzke is a young novelist, historical reenactor, and history lover. You can learn more about Emily and her books at www.authoremilyannputzke.com and www.facebook.com/