Skating With The Statue Of Liberty

Skating With The Statue Of Liberty

eBook - 2016
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In this gripping and poignant companion to Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes, Gustave faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope. It is January 1942, and Gustave, a twelve-year-old Jewish boy, has made it to America at last. After escaping with his family from Nazi-occupied France, after traveling through Spain and Portugal and across the Atlantic Ocean, he no longer has to worry about being captured by the Germans. But life is not easy in America, either. Gustave feels out of place in New York. His clothes are all wrong, he can barely speak English, and he is worried about his best friend, Marcel, who is in grave danger back in France. Then there is September Rose, the most interesting girl in school, who for some reason doesn't seem to want to be friends with him. Gustave is starting to notice that not everyone in America is treated equally, and his new country isn't everything hed expected. But he isn't giving up. Skating with the Statue of Liberty, the brilliant companion to Susan Lynn Meyer's debut novel, Black Radishes, was inspired by her father's stories about his first months in America. It is a gripping look at one boy's life that is at once honest and hopeful. Praise for Black Radishes A Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year An Instructor Magazine Best Kids' Book, Historical Fiction A Massachusetts Book Award Must-Read Book "An empowering, suspenseful story of a unique young boy with cunning, patience, and courage." -Francisco X. Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World "A fascinating, deftly gripping tale that reminds readers, young or old, of events we must never forget." -Zilpha Keatley Snyder, three-time Newbery Honor winner and author of The Egypt Game "A vivid and moving story about a Jewish family's efforts to escape the Nazis, seen through the eyes of a clear-signed and sensitive young boy." -Annika Thor, winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award "Black Radishes transforms the past into a gripping story. " -Kit Pearson, winner of the Governor General's Award for Awake and Dreaming.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2016
ISBN: 037598576X electronic bk
9780375985768 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC MEYER
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Recorded Books, Inc

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