It's 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she's lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This dramatic and chilling novel about one girl's escape from Hitler's Germany was inspired by the experiences of the author's mother, one of twelve hundred children rescued by Americans as part of the One Thousand Children project.
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Is It Night or Day? is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Fern Schumer Chapman is the author of Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: A Daughter's Journey to Reclaim the Past, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She lives in northern Illinois.