Number the Stars

Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
Author(s):
Lois Lowry
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0547577098
Year:
Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism

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, 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.

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