Ruth and the Night of Broken Glass: A World War II Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Emma Bernay (Author) Matt Forsyth (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
In the late summer and early fall of 1938, ten-year-old Ruth Block, along with her father, mother, and best friend, Miriam, must navigate the increasing pressure placed on the Jewish population in Frankfurt, Germany. Ruth grows more worried by the day. Her father's stationery store is shut down; she and Miriam are belittled on the street; their school is closed. Then one night in November, the family's apartment is broken into. Ruth's father is dragged into the square and arrested, along with hundreds of other Jewish men. Ruth, her family, her friends, and her community struggle to survive the fiery night and the terrifying, uncertain future ahead of them. Featuring nonfiction support material, a glossary, and reader response questions, this Girls Survive story takes readers to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, one of history's most important moments.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496583871
Lexile Measure
570L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
August 20, 2019
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV016060 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Holocaust
Library of Congress categories
History
20th century
Jews
Survival
Germany
1933-1945
Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
Jewish girls
Kristallnacht, 1938
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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