Monday, May 15, 2006

44. "Number the Stars" ~ Lois Lowry



Annmarie Johansen is happily skipping from school in Denmark with her friend, Ellen. Nazi guards stop them on the street, telling them not to run. So begins the Newbury Award-winning novel about the Nazi invasion of Denmark and one girl's bravery to save her Jewish friend.

Although this is a "children's" book, there are some frightening images. Most children need to have some history of the Nazis hatred for the Jews, as well as, er, some common drugs. And I don't mean the medicinal kind.

Simply worded, beautifully captured, this story is a wonderful prerequisite to "The Diary of Anne Frank."

4.25 out of 5.0 Shirley Temples.

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