The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells
The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells

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Annotation: Tells the true story of the life of the author's mother during the year of 1938, as they attempt to escape Germany.
Catalog Number: #40847
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: 136 p.
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock (Limited Quantities Available)
ISBN: Publisher: 1-423-12901-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-40885-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-423-12901-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-40885-2
Dewey: 811
LCCN: 2009018671
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
School Library Journal Starred Review (Sat May 01 00:00:00 CDT 2010)
ALA Booklist (Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 CST 2010)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 12,238
Reading Level: 5.8
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.8 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 136593 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.3 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q49755
Lexile: 910L
Guided Reading Level: W

Like other girls, Jutta Salzberg enjoyed playing with friends, going to school, and visiting relatives. In Germany in 1938, these everyday activities were dangerous for Jews. Jutta and her family tried to lead normal lives, but soon they knew they had to escape-if they could before it was too late.

Throughout 1938, Jutta had her friends and relatives fill her poesiealbum-her autograph book-with inscriptions. Her daughter, Debbie Levy, used these entries as a springboard for telling the story of the Salzberg family's last year in Germany. It was a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty. It was a year of goodbyes.