The Night Crossing by Karen Ackerman

The Night Crossing

By Karen Ackerman
Level 3
Review:

This 56-page book has large print and black-and-white illustrations every few pages. It is 1938 during the Holocaust, and Jewish families are no longer safe in Austria, where young Clara lives. When Clara and her family leave, she picks two of her favorite dolls to bring with her—dolls her grandmother had carried with her when she left Russia many years ago. Little does Clara know that the dolls will play an important role in her family’s escape.

Region Europe, Austria
Period 20th Century, Early 1900s
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 2.5 Literary Value
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