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Book Review: Is it Night or Day? by Fern Schumer Chapman

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Book Awards: 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: In Is it Night or Day?, Jewish twelve-year-old Edith has to move from Germany to Chicago because of Hitler and the Nazis. Plus, who parents can't come with her. THOSE NAZIS ARE SO EVIL! WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO BE SO MEAN!? IT'S "JEWS", NOT "FILTHY JEWS" BY THE WAY! Fine, I'll try to calm down, but WHEN EDITH WAVED TO HER PARENTS, PEOPLE THOUGHT SHE WAS DOING SOME WEIRD NAZI SIGNAL THING! Her aunt and uncle in Chicago did not want her in their house. She is placed in first grade because she can't speak English. The government soon sees her as an "enemy alien", making things even worse. Soon, her parents die in a concentration camp. At the end of the book, you may end up asking, "Is it night or day? A beginning or an ending?"


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