What the Night Sings

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

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

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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.

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For kids who love Holocaust and coming-of-age stories

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