Is It Night Or Day?

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 ...

Coming soon: Paperback edition of IS IT NIGHT OR DAY?

Square Fish Press will release a paperback edition of IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? in March, 2014. Here is a recent review of the book:    

Booking school visits for 2013-2014 now!

My mother, who is the subject of my books and a Holocaust refugee, often accompanies me on school visits.  (This photo was taken at Morton West High School in Cicero, Illinois.)

New Review of iPad App for ‘Night or Day’

“intelligent, engaging, interesting learning experience…a wonderful, educational iPad book”

School Library Journal features Holocaust titles

"...these stories of resistance, rescue, courage, ingenuity, and survival are a beacon of light amid the dark horrors of the Holocaust. They inspire today’s readers to live by Helmuth Hubener’s words in The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti: 'I don’t want to remember a time I could have done something but didn’t.'”  

Best Bets for the week (Chicago Tribune)

Yom Hashoah author event in Highland Park North Suburban Synagogue Beth El presents a special Yom Hashoah author program at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 7. Fern Schumer Chapman will take attendees along on her mother's journey as one of the 1,200 children rescued from Nazi Germany and brought to Chicago as part of the One Thousand Children project. The program is open to the community and free of charge. Breakfast ...

Phnom Pehn gets the memo

Word from the other side of the world...Someone in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia heard about the 8th graders who reunited two Holocaust refugees!

Students respond to “N or D”

FSC at Thompson Middle School After a visit to Thompson Middle School in St. Charles, Illinois, 8th graders sent me these comments: "...I am a huge fan! I think that Edith is super brave and amazing." - Jessica "Is It Night or Day? really opened my eyes because you went on with your life without your parents and your own family. People don't see that they have wonderful parents and ...

Honored to be…

Is It Night or Day? is a South Carolina Junior Book Award nominee for 2012-2013. In addition, the book is included on the following lists: * Maine State Student Book Award Master List * Bank Street College’s “Best Children’s Books of the Year” Master List * Tennessee YA Volunteer State Book Award Master List * Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” 2010 I'm also honored that Is It Night ...
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