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Teaching young readers of the horrors of the Holocaust

Vesper Stamper’s new book is “What the Night Sings.” Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — A tale about a teenager rebuilding her life after being held in a concentration camp may seem like an unusual topic for a Young Adult novel.

Author Vesper Stamper said she wrote her book, “What the Night Sings,” which was published in February by Knopf Books for Young Readers, as a way to educate readers about the Holocaust and its effects on people’s lives.

Stamper, a resident of Jersey City, N.J., spoke about her book at the Beardsley and Memorial Library on Saturday, July 21.

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