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Young Adult Literature Circles: What the Night Sings

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Book Summary

A teen Holocaust survivor, must come to terms with who she is and how to rebuild her life.

After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is finally liberated, only to find herself completely alone. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life. In the displaced persons camp where she is staying, Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor who she just might be falling for, despite her feelings for someone else. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.

What the Night Sings, about the post-Holocaust period, was a National Book Award Nominee, a Morris Award Finalist, Golden Kite Honor Book and Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner, and was named a Best YA Book of 2018/9 by YALSA, the Wall Street Journal and Kirkus.

Author Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vesper Stamper has been an illustrator for over 20 years and now also writes and illustrates novels of historical fiction. Her first brush with fame, and with a professional illustrator, was when she posed for a photo that would eventually become the illustrated cover  All-of-a-Kind Family by Sidney Taylor.

 

http://www.vesperillustration.com

Other books by Vespa Stamper: 

  • A Cloud of Outrageous Blue
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