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A sky full of song  Cover Image Book Book

A sky full of song / Susan Lynn Meyer.


North Dakota, 1905 After fleeing persecution in the Russian Empire, eleven-year-old Shoshana and her family, Jewish immigrants, start a new life on the prairie. Shoshana takes fierce joy in the wild beauty of the plains and the thrill of forging a new, American identity. But it’s not as simple for her older sister, Libke, who misses their Ukrainian village and doesn’t pick up English as quickly or make new friends as easily. Desperate to fit in, Shoshana finds herself hiding her Jewish identity in the face of prejudice, just as Libke insists they preserve it. For the first time, Shoshana is at odds with her beloved sister, and has to look deep inside herself to realize that her family’s difference is their greatest strength. By listening to the music that’s lived in her heart all along, Shoshana finds new meaning in the Jewish expression all beginnings are difficult, as well as in the resilience and traditions her people have brought all the way to the North Dakota prairie.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781454947844
  • ISBN: 1454947845
  • ISBN: 9781454947868
  • ISBN: 1454947861
  • Physical Description: 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square Kids, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259).
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8 to 12. Union Square Kids.
Grades 4-6. Union Square Kids.
660L Lexile
Subject: Farm life > Juvenile fiction.
Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Music > Juvenile fiction.
Jews > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Ukrainian Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
North Dakota > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 14 of 15 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 15 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J MEY 2023 (Text) 0002206298917 Juvenile Fiction Reshelving -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill J MEY 2023 (Text) 0002206298925 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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