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    9780593428382 EPUB 9780593428375 Hardback, Library binding, $33.99 9780593609590 Downloadable audio file
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    Lexile measure: HL720L
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 25, 2022 Carton Quantity: 12
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Berliners
By (author): Vesper Stamper
Vesper Stamper

Imprint:

Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

9780593428368

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

Teenage: Age (years) 12, Grade (US) 7
Oct 25, 2022
$29.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9.31in x 6.44 x 1.44 in | 1.6 lb

Page Count:

448 pages

Illustrations:

BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
Random House Children's Books
Knopf Books for Young Readers
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Europe
A riveting story about the rivalry between two brothers living on opposite sides of the Berlin wall during its construction in the 1960s, and how their complicated legacy and dreams of greatness will determine their ultimate fate.

A city divided. A family fractured. Two brothers caught between past and present.

Berlin, 1961. Rudi Möser-Fleischmann is an aspiring photographer with dreams of greatness, but he can’t hold a candle to his talented, charismatic twin brother Peter, an ambitious actor. With the sudden divorce of their parents, the brothers find themselves living in different sectors of a divided Berlin; the postwar partition strangely mirroring their broken family. But one night, as the city sleeps, the Berlin Wall is hurriedly built, dividing society further, and Rudi and Peter are forced to choose between playing by the rules and taking their dreams underground. That is, until the truth about their family history and the growing cracks in their relationship threaten to split them apart for good.
 
From National Book Award-nominated, critically acclaimed author-illustrator Vesper Stamper comes a stark look at how resentment and denial can strain the bonds of brotherhood to the breaking point.



    Companion to the critically acclaimed What the Night Sings: This story stems from a supporting character in WTNS, and follows his teenage children as they face the dawn of a new socio-political era

    For fans of: What the Night Sings, I Must Betray You, A Night Divided, and The Fountains of Silence

    Riveting story with crossover appeal filled with family rivalry, romance, and rebellion in a quickly shifting historical landscape.

    Award winning author-illustrator: Vesper’s debut was long-listed for the National Book Award, was a Morris Finalist, a Sydney Taylor award winner, and received multiple starred reviews. Her new story is sure to garner critical attention.

    Powerfully illustrated: This book will be done in Vesper’s signature illustrated style, with inspiration pulled from the artists and photographers from the 1960s.

    Unique retelling: The Moser-Fleischmann brothers are loosely based on the Cain and Abel story, but their ill-fated tale is reinvented for this compelling period in time.

    Focus on the arts: Each of Vesper’s books shines a light on a specific art form. WTNS centered classical music, and CLOUD emphasized illustration and painting. BERLINERS will focus on two new media – theater and photography.

Born in Germany and raised in New York City, Vesper Stamper writes and illustrates novels which tell, through words and pictures, stories of history’s rhymes. Her debut illustrated YA novel, What the Night Sings, about two teens emerging from the Holocaust, was a National Book Award Nominee, National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner. Vesper lives with her husband, filmmaker Ben Stamper, and her two teenagers, in the Northeast.

Author Residence: New Milford, CT

Author Website: vesperillustration.com

Author Social Media: @vesperillustration

“This intimate portrait of two brothers split by the Berlin Wall in 1961 feels like a parable, a warning, a mirror of our modern times.” —Daniel Nayeri, author of Everything Sad Is Untrue, Printz Award Winner

“A richly layered, complex historical novel that poses important questions and provides a chilling lens into a dark period of history.” —New York Times bestseling author Ruta Sepetys

★ “An excellent, nuanced piece of historical fiction.” —The Horn Book, starred review 

“[Stamper’s] portrayal of propaganda and how teens can easily fall prey to this kind of rhetoric is spot on.” —Booklist

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