Number the Stars

The historical fiction and Newbery Medal award winner of 1990, Number the Stars is by Lois Lowry. This story is about a Jewish Family’s escape from Copenhagen during World War II. The story of 10-year-old Annemarie Johansen does an excellent job at showing what life was like in Denmark during the Nazi takeover, the devastating and tragic ways the Nazi’s took over and the courage it took to survive as a Jew. This courageous tale is an excellent read.

Recommended for children 9 and older this is a great story about the history of World War 1 and the Holocaust and excellent example of a brave, courageous and remarkable female role model. This story provides the opportunity for great discussions about racism, prejudice and historical events.

Resources:

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How to Use This Book to Teach About World War I and the Holocaust

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