What was the second book Liesel (from The Book Thief) stole?

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The text tells us that Liesel owned a total of fourteen books. Of the fourteen, ten were most important to her in terms of her life story. We also learn that six of the books were stolen by Liesel.

The first book she stole was The Grave Digger's Handbook: A Twelve-Step Guide to Grave-Digging Success. 

The second book Liesel stole was The Shoulder ShrugLiesel called the stealing of this book her "second success story." The book was blue, with red writing on the cover. There was also a picture of a cuckoo bird under the title. The text tells us that Liesel stole this second book on April 20th, the day of the Fuhrer's birthday. She saved it from the fire before the book was burned by Nazi soldiers.

The protagonist of The Shoulder Shrug was Jewish, and Liesel was glad that he was portrayed in a positive light.