Historic Fiction Ages 10+
Sometimes you have to travel far from home to find your best self….
“It is a fact that approximately 1400 unaccompanied children came to the United States during the years 1934 to 1941. These children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia were fleeing the Nazi regime…It is a challenging task, considering the range of ages and backgrounds of these young boys and girls, to distill their stories into the saga of Werner Berlinger, but Ms. Zibart has done so with empathy and understanding…. It is not only an interesting read but there were many times in the story when I felt that what happened to Werner was what had happened to me.”
“If the rigid steps required for seeking asylum can be likened to the branches and leaves of a tree, then the many diverse adventures and life experiences that these children had in their new world were like the many individuals and yet similar leaves of a tree.”
Henry Frankel, former President, One Thousand Children