Monday, June 21, 2010

Is It Night or Day? by Fern Schumer Chapman

Chapman, Fern Schumer Is It Night or Day?  Farrar (Macmillan), 2010.  $17.99.  Content: G.  With anti-semitism raging around her, Edith is one of the lucky few being evacuated to America, out of Hitler’s Germany.  At 12, however, she doesn’t feel very lucky.  Instead of being with her loving parents, she instead is stuck in a loveless household with her uncle, an aloof cousin and an aunt who sees her only as free labor.  Finding her own place in this great big country will be the hardest thing she has ever done.  Chapman’s novel is based on her own mother’s experience as part of a rescue mission at the beginning of WWII.  The book adds another dimension to the stories surrounding this war.  It would fit best into a large collection.  EL, MS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

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