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Like Finding My Twin

Fern Schumer Chapman


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On the ship that brought her from Nazi Germany to America, young Edith Westerfeld met Gerda Katz. Both 12-year-old girls were traveling alone and immediately became best friends. Unfortunately, the two unaccompanied minors lost touch after their arrival in 1938. Decades later, after a northern Illinois middle-school class read IS IT NIGHT OR DAY?, a historical novel that captures the two girls friendship, the students were so moved by the story that they made it a class project to reunite the two women. Fulfilling a shared life-long dream, the two women, now in their 80s, finally saw each other again in Seattle, Washington, in 2011. Through historical documents, photographs, and storytelling, LIKE FINDING MY TWIN captures the friendship of the two Holocaust refugees, the students' research, and the remarkable reunion 73 years after Gerda and Edith shared their immigration journey. LIKE FINDING MY TWIN fulfills Common Core State Standard (CCSS) requirements for Holocaust, Diversity, Character Education, and Service Learning mandates, and it can be read with IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? as paired fiction/non-fiction texts.

Praise For Like Finding My Twin

"...An excellent introduction to the Holocaust... an important addition to any library, especially those serving elementary and middle school students." - Association of Jewish Libraries newsletter

"...A non-fiction narrative that informs and inspires..." - Hadassah Magazine

"Every child should read it. Every school should teach it."
Pulitzer Prize nominee James B. Lieber, author of Friendly Takeover: How an Employee Buyout Saved a Steel Town

Kar-Ben Partners, 9780996472500, 50pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2017