Escaping East Germany

Great Escapes in History
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Engages readers with incredible stories of people who made daring escapes from war-torn East Germany. From the early 1960s to the late 1980s, thousands of people fled the communist regime in East Germany to the freedom of West Germany. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, informative infographics, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, a selected bibliography, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2019
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF025000
Dewey 943
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 790
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 196693
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Fast facts, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • Fast Facts
  • Ursula Heinemann
  • Wolfgang Engels
  • Escape by Tunnel
  • Escape by Balloon
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
Author: Barbara Krasner

Freelance writer Barbara Krasner writes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for children and adults. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches children's literature and creative writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she is currently pursuing a master's in public history.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Great Escapes in History from School Library Connection on May 1, 2019

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