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Dunn Public Library YA F Nie (Text) 33436001719167 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545682428
  • ISBN: 0545682428
  • ISBN: 9780545915960
  • ISBN: 0545915961
  • ISBN: 9780545682442
  • ISBN: 9780605901667
  • ISBN: 060590166X
  • ISBN: 0545682444
  • ISBN: 9780606411349
  • ISBN: 0606411348
  • Physical Description: 317 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.

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With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city. But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
810L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.4.
Reading Counts! 5.3.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 11.0 176729.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.3 18 Quiz: 66457.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 11 176729.
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.4 11.0 176729.
Awards Note:
Lone Star 2016-2017
South Dakota Teen Choice Award (Middle School), 2016-2017
Washington Library Association Sasquatch Reading Award, 2019
Subject: Families > Germany > Berlin > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Germany (East) > Juvenile fiction.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 > Juvenile fiction.
Berlin (Germany) > History > 1945-1990 > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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