Susan Lynn Meyer

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Refugee’s Daughter: The Story Behind BLACK RADISHES and SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

I’m the daughter of a child refugee.

My widowed grandmother came here with her two children in November of 1942, making them among the last Jews to escape from Nazi-occupied France.  They had been helped by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant … Read More

Posted on 02/20/2017 06:09 pm | 12 Comments
 

For Young Readers of Skating with the Statue of Liberty: Mr. Quong’s Cat

Gustave first notices Mr. Quong’s Hand Laundry because there is a cat in the window, lying on a red and gold blanket in a patch of sunshine.  He taps on the window to say hello to her.

Later, when he … Read More

Posted on 07/01/2016 05:00 am | Leave a comment
 

My First Copies of Skating With the Statue of Liberty Arrive!

Something amazing has happened—the first copies of my new book, Skating With the Statue of Liberty came in the mail!Skating photo 1

 

As it happened, they arrived in the middle of a freak spring snowstorm, so it is really lucky that … Read More

Posted on 04/06/2016 12:00 am | Leave a comment