Author: Lois Lowry Genre: , , ,

Number the Stars is short but sweet. It is about a girl named Annemarie Johansen who lives in the time of the Nazis. Ellen Rosen (Annemarie’s best friend) and her family is Jewish, and Annemarie’s family is helping Ellen’s family and more Jewish families escape to Switzerland, where safety awaits. Ellen’s family is in danger and Annemarie has to keep quiet about what her family is doing to help the Jews, or else many people will die, including Annemarie, Ellen, and their families. This book is great, but it has a short age range: 11-13. I suggest Number The Stars if you are in this age range because it is very touching.

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