Skating with the Statue of Liberty

Skating with the Statue of Liberty

Meyer, Susan Lynn
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For attendees at the event with Susan at Temple Beth Torah on November 19, please choose in-store pickup and we'll be happy to bring your books to the event.

In this gripping and poignant companion to Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes, Gustave faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope.
After escaping the Germans in Nazi-occupied France, Gustave and his family have made it to America at last. But life is not easy in New York. Gustave’s clothes are all wrong, he can barely speak English, and he is worried about his best friend, Marcel, who is in danger back in France. Then there is September Rose, the most interesting girl in school, who 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.

Julia Ward Howe Honor Award
Sydney Taylor Notable Book
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
Junior Library Guild Selection  

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (April 11, 2017)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307929556