A Night Divided PB


A stunning thriller from NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west. 

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.

No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?

Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Historical - Europe / Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)
Ages 8-12

352 pages | 5.27" x 7.59" Paperback