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Skating with the Statue of Liberty, Susan Lynn Meyer

Label
Skating with the Statue of Liberty
Title
Skating with the Statue of Liberty
Statement of responsibility
Susan Lynn Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After having escaped with his family from Nazi-occupied France, Gustave finds a home in New York City, still worried about Marcel, his good friend who he left behind, and surprised to find bigotry in America, too
Summary
It is January 1942, and Gustave, a twelve-year-old Jewish boy, has made it to America at last. After escaping with his family from Nazi-occupied France, after traveling through Spain and Portugal and across the Atlantic Ocean, he no longer has to worry about being captured by the Germans. But life is not easy in America, either. Gustave feels out of place in New York. His clothes are all wrong, he can barely speak English, and he is worried about his best friend, Marcel, who is in grave danger back in France. Then there is September Rose, the most interesting girl in school, who for some reason doesn’t seem to want to be friends with him. Gustave is starting to notice that not everyone in America is treated equally, and his new country isn’t everything he’d expected. But he isn’t giving up. Skating with the Statue of Liberty, the brilliant companion to Susan Lynn Meyer’s debut novel,Black Radishes, was inspired by her father’s stories about his first months in America. It is a gripping look at one boy’s life that is at once honest and hopeful
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482483
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Susan
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • Immigrants
  • Jews
  • French
  • Family life
  • Race relations
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Skating with the Statue of Liberty, Susan Lynn Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905699423
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385741552
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015004686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905699423
Label
Skating with the Statue of Liberty, Susan Lynn Meyer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905699423
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385741552
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015004686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905699423

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