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If you are estranged from a sibling…

Please participate in the survey for my next book. Your privacy is protected. My interest in this topic is rooted in my personal story; my older brother and I didn’t talk to each other for most of my adult life. Over time, we did reconcile, and that journey has prompted many questions. Often, I’ve wondered about the nature of these relationships and, in particular, when and how they break down, ...

Jewish Book Council reviews STUMBLING ON HISTORY

Stumbling on History: An Art Project Compels a Small German Town to Face Its Past Fern Schumer Chapman Gussie Rose Press  2016 54 Pages    $17.99 ISBN: 978-0996472517   Review by Teri Markson This slender book is both a memory and a memorial, a tribute and a warning, a look at what is and what was. Author Fern Schumer Chapman first recounts the experience of her German born mother, 89-year-old Edith ...

Illinois Humanities Council names FSC a Road Scholar

https://www.ilhumanities.org/program/road-scholars-speakers-bureau/

Independent Publishers Awards TWIN Bronze Medal

Independent Publisher Book Award 2016 Bronze Medal Winner (Juvenile-Young Adult Non-Fiction category)

What Goodreads reviewers are saying about LIKE FINDING MY TWIN:

“...just finished reading Like Finding My Twin, with goosebumps on my arms and a few tears.” “A small book with a very large message.” “This is a quick read that I couldn't put down.” “A well-told, moving story, attractively designed and abundantly illustrated with photographs, artifacts, and historical documents.” “…a great model for relevancy projects, where students learn through a real life classroom experience. It's also an amazing story that ...

WGTB’s Greg Berg interviews FSC for one hour of his Morning Show

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8-10 a.m. A one-hour radio interview on WGTB Morning Show with Greg Berg. He interviews FSC about all three of her books. The show will be archived at this link: http://www.wgtd.org/Morning_Show.asp

Finding her voice…

  After decades of silence about her family history, Edith, at 90, tells her story at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center of coming to America alone as a 12-year-old girl. This year, she decided to become a docent at the Skokie, IL museum.
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