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Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport

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Overview

"When we were seven or eight or nine or ten, our home was the old city of Prague."

So begins this powerful story of the children who were rescued from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, as Hitler's campaign of hatred toward Jews and political dissidents took hold. Told from the collective perspective of the children, the narrative starts in 1938 and follows them as they journey to foster families in England for the duration of the war, return to Prague afterward in an unsuccessful search for their parents, and eventually connect with Nicholas Winton, a British former stockbroker who was instrumental in bringing them to safety.

Award-winning author Caren Stelson teams up with acclaimed illustrator Selina Alko to sensitively tell this tale of survival and defiance in the face of tyranny. Learn the inspiring history of the Czech Kindertransport, which rescued 669 children from Nazi persecution.




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541598683
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2023
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 349,698
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Caren Stelson is an award-winning author of nonfiction books that focus on war and peace themes. She believes young readers want to know the truth about their world and how others find resilience and courage in difficult times. Her work includes Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winner A Bowl Full of Peace and Sachiko: A Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor's Story, which was longlisted for a National Book Award and received a Sibert Honor Award, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award. Caren and her husband Kim live in Minneapolis. www.carenstelson.com

Selina Alko is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator who lives in Brooklyn with her two children. Her work includes B is for Brooklyn and The Case for Loving which was a Children’s Book Council’s 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

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