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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 ...

Association of Jewish Libraries reviews TWIN

Praise for Like Finding My Twin: “Every child should read it! Every school should teach it!” ~ Pulitzer Prize nominee James B. Lieber, author of “Friendly Takeover“ “An excellent introduction to the Holocaust... an important addition to any library” ~ Debbie Colodny, Association of Jewish Libraries   AJL review “A non-fiction narrative that informs and inspires...” ~ Hadassah Magazine

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 “A well-told, moving story, attractively designed and abundantly illustrated with photographs, artifacts, and historical documents.”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 ...

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.

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.

Juergen’s find!

My friend, Jürgen Flügge (Mina's son), just found an old suitcase full of postcards and letters from my mother, Edith, to her dear German friend, Mina. This is the first postcard 12-year-old Edith sent to 19-year-old Mina from the ship, the Deutschland, in March 1938! Here is what Edith wrote: My dear Mina, I don't have much time. They are calling me. Just wanted to send you heartfelt greetings and ...

Coming in March: Is It Night or Day? paperback edition

Square Fish will release the paperback edition of IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? on March 18, 2014. The book includes bonus material -- a Q/A with the author, a 3,000-word story of how 8th graders reunited the two Holocaust refugees featured in the book, and the Teachers Guide, which is aligned with the new Core Curriculum Standards. Fern Schumer Chapman is scheduling school speeches tied to the paperback release at ...
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