Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper - ADVISABLE

Stamper, Vesper What the Night Sings, 248 pages.  Knopf (Random), 2018.  $20.  Language: G (2 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG (some innuendo); Violence: PG-13 (Holocaust violence).

Until the day the Nazis came for her and her father, Greta had no idea she was Jewish.  Her life revolved around home, singing, and her viola.  Now, however, she had her father have been ripped away and every day is a struggle to stay alive in the work camp.  Even after liberation, life is an uphill battle.

Stamper goes back and forth between past times and present to weave a more complete look at a Holocaust survivor’s experience, horror, struggles.  Because the time covers Gerta from childhood to adulthood, age-wise this is most appropriate for older students.

HS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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