The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Author(s) Carmen Agra Deedy
Illustrator(s) Henri Sorensen
Age Group 6-10
Publisher Peachtree Publishers
ISBN 978-1561452088
Year 2000


For centuries, the Star of David was a symbol of Jewish pride. But during World War II, Nazis used the star to segregate and terrorize the Jewish people. Except in Denmark. When Nazi soldiers occupied his country, King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from harm. The bravery of the Danes and their king during that dangerous time has inspired many legends. The most enduring is the legend of the yellow star, which symbolizes the loyalty and fearless spirit of the king and his people. The result is a powerful and dignified story of heroic justice, a story for all people and all times.