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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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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 …

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 “A well-told, moving story, attractively designed and abundantly illustrated with photographs, artifacts, and historical documents.”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

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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NEW narrative non-fiction book that combines historical documents, pictures, and storytelling to capture the 1938 shipboard friendship of Gerda and my mother, Edith, as the two unaccompanied minors traveled to America; the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 …

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