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Prisoner B-3087 chronicles the life of 10-year-old Yanek Greuner, whose home and family in Krakow, Poland, are dramatically changed after the Nazi invasion of his country. Initially surviving for some time in Krakow despite hardships and deportations, Yanek is eventually rounded up and, over the next three years, is transferred from one concentration/death camp to another, 10 in all, before being liberated. Told from a first-person perspective, this novel is based on the life of Jack Greuner, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp. While some of the details are difficult to read, this book provides many "light in the darkness" moments to inspire readers of all ages. Vocabulary words that may present a challenge are identified. Holocaust fiction, concentration camps, labor camps, death camps, deportations, Jews in World War II, Nazis, middle school Holocaust novels, critical thinking