SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER
New York : Bantam, 1986.
IL YA RL 7.4 .
year old Patty can't figure out what's wrong with her. Her father thinks
that she's talking back when she's only thinking of her options or a better
way to do things. Her mom doesn't like her appearance. The only person
who seems to like her is the housekeeper Ruth. This situation could be
set in any year but it happens to be during World War II. Ruth is Black
and 12 year old Patty is Jewish. Her values get tested when a German POW
encourages her inquisitive spirit. This book explores the gray areas that
separate right and wrong and addresses the issues that teens face when
they run up against conflict with family values.
Prejudices -- Fiction
Prisoners of war -- Fiction
Jews -- United States -- Fiction
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