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Cover reveal of LIKE FINDING MY TWIN

NEW narrative non-fiction book that combines historical documents, pictures, and storytelling to capture the 1938 shipboard friendship of Gerda and my mother, Edith, as the two unaccompanied minors traveled to America; the students' research to locate Gerda decades later; and the reunion of the two friends 73 years after they last saw each other. Books will be available in June. Reserve a copy by emailing me at fernschumer@aim.com.

Scholastic Canada features NIGHT OR DAY in May newsletter

The Arrow Book Club targets 4th-6th graders. Honored to be featured!

Sneak peek at my new book!

Here's a glimpse at my NEW narrative non-fiction book for upper elementary and middle school students, "LIKE FINDING MY TWIN: How Two Holocaust Refugees Were Reunited by Mrs. O'Boyle's 8th Graders." Copies will be available in June. I'll post some of the spreads in the coming weeks. You can reserve a copy now by emailing me at fernschumer@aim.com.

Scholastic Canada features “Night or Day”

IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? is a featured book in January 2015 newsletter for Scholastic Canada

Germans install Stumbling Stones to memorialize my grandparents

                  To follow my German journey, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/MotherlandIsItNightOrDay?ref=hl

New Good Reads review identifies my concerns… (see bold)

Good Reads Review of IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? Lynne rated it 5 of 5 stars Shelves: children, children-of-all-ages, historical-fiction, middle-grade, realistic-fiction, strong-girls, young-adult This is a very, very good book! It is historical fiction based on the life of the author's mother. It begins in a small town in Nazi Germany where we meet Edith just before her family sends her off to live in Chicago. She is going ...
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