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Author: Fern Schumer Chapman
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1938, Edith Westerfeld, a young German Jew, is sent by her parents to Chicago, Illinois, where she lives with an aunt and uncle and tries to assimilate into American culture, while worrying about her parents and mourning the loss of everything she has ever known. Based on the author's mother's experience, includes an afterword about a little-known program that brought twelve hundred Jewish children to safety  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fern Schumer Chapman
ISBN: 9780374177447 0374177449
OCLC Number: 299144133
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: 205 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Nobody told me anything --
All I could see was the blue --
But I wanted to go to the zoo --
Seasick --
This is "goodbye" --
Willkommen in Amerika --
You bathe on Tuesdays and Thursdays --
Baby bear's chair --
Step on a crack --
Don't call me Julius! --
Hankus pankus --
I took you in --
Change! --
Labeled --
What did you expect? --
We must live.
Responsibility: Fern Schumer Chapman.
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In 1938, Edith Westerfeld, a young German Jew, is sent by her parents to Chicago, Illinois, where she lives with an aunt and uncle and tries to assimilate into American culture, while worrying about her parents and mourning the loss of everything she has ever known. Based on the author's mother's experience, includes an afterword about a little-known program that brought twelve hundred Jewish children to safety during World War II.

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This is a Story of Strength and Courage

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-11-11) Excellent Permalink

In 1938, at age 12, Edith is placed aboard ship alone to travel from her home in Germany to Chicago, where she is to live with her uncle and his family. This is a story of strength and courage. The afterward is a must-read and is very informative.

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