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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fosston Public Library||Y STA (Text)||33500012647848||Main||Checked out||11/01/2019|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y STA (Text)||33500012647830||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781524700386
- ISBN: 152470038X
- ISBN: 9781524700393
- ISBN: 1524700398
- Physical Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 
|Summary, etc.:|| Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1
Before Nazis dragged Gerta Rausch and her father to the Theresienstadt ghetto and, ultimately, to Auschwitz, Gerta was different. Literally. According to her Ahnenpass, a certificate of Aryan lineage, she was Gerta Richter. She had no knowledge of her Jewish heritage; she also had a white-hot passion for all things music. Now, her familiarity with violaâand enrollment in the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitzâhas saved her life, but Gerta has yet to salvage her greatest love from the rubble: her singing voice. But one boy may be dead set on helping her find it. Sifting through the war's aftermath, Stamper's debut spotlights a multitude of oft-overlooked topics, from postwar pogroms and the Bergen-Belsen displaced-persons camp where Gerta resides, to the budding Zionist movement. Stamper's ethereal sepia-toned illustrations, teetering between black-and-white and full color, beautifully convey Gerta's dilemma as a girl on the brink of both adolescence and adulthood, friendship and romance, silence and song. A well-researched, elegant, and fittingly melodic exploration of reclaiming one's voiceâand the many kinds of faith it can spark. Back matter not seen. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Vesper Stamper is an author/illustrator living in the Northeast with her husband, filmmaker Ben Stamper and her two children. She has an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from School of Visual Arts, NYC. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook @vesperillustration, and learn more at vesperillustration.com.
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