17 Martin Street is an enjoyable historical novel written by Marilyn Taylor for young people. It is set around Martin Street close to the musrem, an area where large numbers of the Jewish community lived.
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Marilyn sets the novel during the Second World War. This was a very difficult time for Jewish people. And even though Ireland was neutral during the war, Dublin was bombed and people experienced hardship as a result of the war.
This book is much loved by teachers who use it for students from age 10 up. O’Brien Press has provided educational material on their website to go along with the novel.The book has been enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike for its realistic treatment of the story of a young Jewish refugee girl in war-time Dublin.
Young Adult Fiction