Although only being a small way into the book It has been a very easy book to understand and can easily be connected to many things we see today. First and foremost it can be easily connected to the Sunday comics because although the story connects to every part it still has some side stories, for example the crazy girlfriend. Each part of the story is its own little subsection that always comes back another time in the story. Also since this book is a graphic novel it is all in pictures.
This book can also connect to the talk we had with the holocaust survivor, this is because they both had great lives before the nazi rise until they came to power. They were all living normal lives the same way and they all had things they wanted to do one including in the book the dad wanted to go to the usa.