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Number the Stars (Yearling Newbery)
Number the Stars
I think this is an important book for any young reader. What a sad triumphant story. I've not read too much on the holocaust (something I intend to re...
The Difference Between Starlight and Shrapnel
All-around winner. Rock that Newbery, Ms. Lowry! Autumn, 1943: Annemarie Johannsen and her friend, Ellen Rosen, run into German guards while racing d...
A story that made me laugh and made me cry
This is a wonderful book for everyone As the story begins you are introduced to two best friends, Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen. They...
All of Denmark was a Star
A gentle way to introduce children to the Holocaust and a fitting tribute to the many Danes who hid Jews from the Nazis, read this book. And it's Eichmann and Himmler are turning the screws The Fuhrer they say grows impatient <br...
Pros: Devastating accurate information and story.
Cons: More description would be nice.
Pros: Well-written, touching, thoughtful
Cons: Not as "dangerous" as some other WWII stories--but doesn't need to be
Pros: Tells a story of courage and friendship that is not only entertaining but educational
Pros: wonderful coming of age story, worthy tribute to the Danes who saved their Jewish neighbors
Cons: doesn't really convey the horrors of the Holocaust
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