A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen is about a family who is split by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. Greta, her brother Fritz and their mother are stuck in East Berlin and her Father and other brother Dominic are in West Berlin. Greta and Fritz don’t like the Communist government running the country but are still trying to stay under the radar because they are afraid of the Stasi, the secret police. When Greta sees her father telling her to dig from one of the West’s platform she doesn’t quiet understand what it means. She soon realizes that he is telling her to tunnel out of East Berlin, that it is more essential then ever before because her brother will soon be old enough to join the military. This book is a great Middle Grade book about the Berlin Wall, I don’t know very much about the Cold War, only what I have learned in my APUSH class. And this book was really interesting because it showed the different generations attitudes about what was happening in East Berlin, the adults were tired of fighting while the young adults and children couldn’t understand why they weren’t fighting. I would recommend this book to middle school history lovers.

$11.89
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