Based on true events, Is It Night or Day? is a novel about one girl's escape from Hitler's Germany and her struggle to fit into American culture. This teacher's guide to the work of historical fiction features reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities aligned with Common Core State Standards for grades 5-8. Use the text to study child immigration, anti-Semitism, and the years leading up to World War II.
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group is home to many of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children's imprints in publishing: Farrar Straus Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. MCPG authors and illustrators include Eric Carle, Jack Gantos, Kimberly Willis Holt, Lloyd Alexander, and Peter Sis; memorable characters include Bad Kitty and Carl the Rottweiler.