And the Violin Cried
Samantha Andrews is a sixth grade Christian girl who is best friends with a Jewish violin player, Annie Rosenberg, also a sixth grader. Their friendship is broken due to the difference in their faiths. A group of boys, who call themselves the Black Knights, do a series of anti-Semitic and bullying acts in the school, affecting Annie and her older brother David, including breaking Annie’s heirloom violin which has an interesting history dating back to Holocaust times in Hungary. Because of their actions, Samantha and her family have an opportunity to show Christian love to Annie and her family. Dimitri Paulakis, one of the Black Knights, just wants to fit in with the tough guys and have their protection. Will he learn to fear God instead of fearing the gang?
Creative Writing | Family, Life Course, and Society | Fiction
Clark, Susan Joy, "And the Violin Cried" (2007). Alumni Book Gallery. 273.