Number the Stars
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Holocaust
The unforgettable Newbery Medal–winning novel from Lois Lowry. As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.A modern classic of historical fiction, Number the Stars has won generations of fans and continues to speak to today's readers. Jessica Grose wrote in a November 2022 New York Times essay entitled "This Perfect Mother-Daughter Read Holds a Powerful Lesson for Fighting Antisemitism": “Number the Stars is particularly relevant to our family, and to this moment."As School Library Journal put it: "Readers are taken to the very heart of Annemarie's experience, and, through her eyes, come to understand the true meaning of bravery."
World War 2
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"Good book, great for educating young kids on World War Two. The plot and everything isn’t sugarcoated but it’s made easy to understand for the targeted younger audience. Really well made and I like how well it depicts a normally adult topic for a younger target audience. That’s a really hard thing to do and Lowry does a great job of it. Entertaining plot-line as well, great for developing readers. 21/30"
"The first time I had to read it was for 6th grade and after rereading it I still hate it since it’s a generic story we’re what you can consider a important character dies in a passing thought in the epilogue and the characters in the story have no personality or flaws all they want is for Jewish to be safe and happy and that’s there entire personality added to the fact they have no desires and flaws which makes you feel nothing for the characters I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone"
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