Parents' Guide to

What the Night Sings

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

A Work of the Heart

In a world where children are growing up facing harsh realities, Ms Stamper tells the truth in love. Not sugar-coated-children and teens are too smart for that. Yes, children have fears of the worst things- death, loss, terror, the unknown. Ms Stamper invites the reader into the worst of the holocost- the transport trains, the filth, the dying in transit. A well researched historical fiction seen through the eyes of a naive teen. But she empowers that teen and her family to narrowly come through the worst and see light at the end, and relational reconciliation. A tale colorfully woven, and brilliantly illustrated, What the Night Sings will be treasured for genetations to come.

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Beginning where most Holocaust stories end, this unforgettable novel of loss and renewal unfolds through both words and bold, dramatic sepia-tone illustrations by author-illustrator Stamper. These illustrations add a graphic novel element to What the Night Sings that should attract readers unsure about tackling a big book on a tough subject.

The novel also offers parents and readers the opportunity for a broader discussion about the plight of refugees and displaced persons in today's world.

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