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, we watch as the 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.
Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In her Newbery Award–winning classic, Lois Lowry shows how smart and nuanced children’s literature can be. Lowry tells the story of a 10-year-old girl in Copenhagen who helps her Jewish friend escape the Nazis, unknowingly participating in the Danish resistance. The genius of Number the Stars is that it’s light enough to be an appropriate introduction to the Holocaust for elementary school kids without watering anything down. In fact, much of Lowry’s meticulously researched historical novel is based on real events. Like all the best books for children, this is a totally captivating read for all ages.
Set in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943, this 1990 Newbery winner tells of a 10-year-old girl who undertakes a dangerous mission to save her best friend. Ages 10-14.
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