The Night Crossing

The Night Crossing Cover

The Night Crossing

By Karen Ackerman

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679870401, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 1995


Illus. in black-and-white. It's hard to leave your home and friends, but the Nazis have invaded Clara's native Austria, and her Jewish family is no longer safe. Clara and her family take only what they can carry and travel by night to the Swiss border, where they hope to escape to freedom. Soldiers are everywhere, and it is Clara's heroism that carries the family across the border, their lives and few precious possessions intact.

Praise For The Night Crossing

"An excellent fictional introduction to the Holocaust."--School Library Journal