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Night of the Burning


Author: Linda  Wulf
Publisher: FSG
Subject/Category: 7-10
Year Reviewed:: 2007
ISBN: 0374364192
Review: Still sad and frightened after living in Poland through WWII and the Russian Revolution, twelve-year-old Devorah Lehman, her younger sister and other Jewish orphans travel with Isaac Ochberg to South Africa and make a new start. First-person narrative swings back and forth between Devorah's struggle to accept her new home, the memories of what she left behind, and her quilt. The story is gripping. The history of persecution and immigration will parallel many American families.

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