To Cross a Line by Karen Ray

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In 1938, after a minor traffic accident, seventeen-year-old Egon Katz joins an increasing number of German Jews desperately trying to find a way out of the country.
 

About Karen Ray

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Ray and her family recently relocated from Texas to Switzerland.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Scholastic. 154 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Beginning her fictionalized narrative with the heightened fear and restrictions after Kristellnacht, Ray depicts 17-year-old Egon Katz's unjust conviction for being run into by a Nazi-driven car while he's riding a scooter to deliver baked goods and his subsequent escape to wealthy cousins who se...

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As this dramatic historical novel opens, 17-year-old Egon Katz is smiling to himself as he delivers bread and Christmas cookies to the neighbors.

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PW called this novel about a 17-year-old Jewish boy in Nazi Germany `` absorbing, hopeful yet not naive.'' Ages 12-up.

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