Everything you need to understand or teach The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker.
Olivia Hawker’s The Ragged Edge of Night tells the historical fiction story of Anton Starzmann, a music teacher in the small town of Unterboihingen during World War II, Germany. Anton is a new husband and father, after the Nazis forced him out of his life as a friar and teacher. Even in a small town far away from the war, Anton and his family face their own moral challenges of fighting a regime they hate while keeping each other safe. This novel explores the themes of the Power of music, What Does God Want, and the morality of doing what is right even when it puts your family in peril.