Three Stars in the Night Sky: A Refugee Family’s Odyssey of Separation and Reunion

By: Fern Schumer Chapman

At the age of 12, Gerda Katz fled Nazi Germany and came to America all by herself. Decades before the label gained recognition, she became what's now known as an "unaccompanied minor." Gerda's story of family separation reflects the dislocating trauma, culture shock, and excruciating loneliness many unaccompanied minors experience. As Gerda becomes an American, she never stops longing to be reunited with her family. Three Stars in the Night Sky illuminates the personal damage of racism in three countries—Nazi Germany, the Dominican Republic, and the United States during the 1930s and 40s—and the emotional devastation of a child coming to a new country alone.

ISBN: 9780996472548

JLG Release: Aug 2018


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ISBN

9780996472548

First Release

August 2018

Genre

Nonfic

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10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

60

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Level 6.8; Points: 1;

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Level 0; Points: 0;

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Hardcover edition

Publisher

Gussie Rose

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Discrimination, War, Violence

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