Benno and the Night of Broken Glass

Benno was the neighborhood’s favorite cat.

By Meg Wiviott Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon Read by Susie Berneis Children’s Fiction / Historical / Jewish English Age group 3-8 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD April 14, 2015 $29.99 $29.99 9781633799219 Add to Cart
									A neighborhood cat observes the changes in German and Jewish families in Berlin during the period leading up to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. This cat's-eye view introduces the Holocaust to children in a gentle way that can open discussion of this period.

“This production is valuable as a jumping-off point for introducing Kristallnacht to students, and the cat’s limited perspective allows teachers to fill in gaps.” - School Library Journal (video review)

3 Starred Review. "Combining ink and collage techniques, this short—narrated by Susie Berneis—offers an effective introduction for younger viewers to one of the signature dark events leading up to the Holocaust." - Video Librarian

"It is not easy to tell young kids the horrifying truth about the Holocaust, but this picture book is a good place to start." - Booklist

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