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Association of Jewish Libraries reviews THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

Chapman, Fern Schumer. Three Stars in the Night Sky: A Refugee Family’s Odyssey of Separation and Reunion. Illus. by Tom Greensfelder. Lake Bluff: Gussie Rose Press, 2018. 54 pp. $17.99. (9780996472548). Gr. 7-12. The author shares the biography of Gerda Katz, who fled Nazi Germany at the age of 12 and came to America by herself. Like the …

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Daily Herald covers school visit to Hannah Beardsley Middle School in Crystal Lake, IL

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190126/crystal-lake-eighth-graders-learn-history-firsthand-from-holocaust-survivor

FSC presents at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock IL

Last Thursday, as part of the Woodstock Fine Arts Association Creative Living Series, award-winning author Fern Schumer Chapman captivated the audience with an inspiring presentation. Fern shared the emotional story of her mother, Edith Westerfeld, who painfully fled Nazi Germany in 1938 and journeyed to America as an unaccompanied minor refugee. Fern then described Edith’s …

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Northwest Herald covers upcoming speech for Woodstock Fine Arts Association at Woodstock Opera House

https://www.nwherald.com/2019/01/14/author-to-tell-mothers-holocaust-survival-story-in-woodstock/ab0613h/

Chicago Tribune reports on author’s school visit

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/news/ct-dfr-author-visit-schumer-chapman-tl-1220-story.html?fbclid=IwAR34MeI6MacOTtmx-zNMtoSl-LZRVj0x4IHKdudSF_DTNrzQgBy-wxiZ3KU

Great to visit with Deerfield High School students who read IS IT NIGHT OR DAY?

Presentation at Deerfield High School. Students read IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? and we discussed how the book resonates with today’s issues — restrictive immigration, unaccompanied minors, and anti-Semitism. Thanks to English teacher Stephanie Martin for organizing the event.

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