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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl (1947)

by Anne Frank

Other authors: Otto Frank (Editor)

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Recently added byprivate library, RachelHollingsworth, sar187, Moongirl, AngieDixon
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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (kidzlitsmc, mihmb, alalba, PghDragonMan, l_rigsby)
    kidzlitsmc: this story of a German hiding a Jew and not a Jew being hidden helps you to understand that it wasn't just hard for Jews.
    PghDragonMan: Both side of hiding during the Holocaust
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    An Interrupted Life: the Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943 by Etty Hillesum (christiguc)
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    We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries Of Teenagers Who Died In The Holocaust by Jacob Boas (MerryMary, gangleri)
    MerryMary: Puts Anne in perspective with four others of her generation in similar circumstances.
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    Night by Elie Wiesel (jmarsico)
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    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (JqnOC)
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    Mooie-zinnenboek by Anne Frank (guurtjesboekenkast)
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    A Hatred for Tulips by Richard Lourie (khuggard)
    khuggard: a fictional story about a young boy who reveals the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family.
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    The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss (bookel)
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    Anne Frank House: A museum with a Story by Hansje Galesloot (JqnOC)
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    The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich (Marie.Veliz)
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    Nebel im August by Robert Domes (gangleri)
    gangleri: The right to live, the right to freedom are the most basic rights. « Nebel im August » (a book written in German) is about the live of Ernst Lossa whom was not granted this right either. The book is written in a very lyrical style, it illustrates that we have more in common then we are aware and reminds us what is really important.… (more)
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    A Girl Named Helen Keller by Margo Lundell (krizia_lazaro)
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    In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke (meggyweg)
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    Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (amberwitch)
    amberwitch: Both told as diaries written by young women growing up 'under siege'.
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    The Journal of Hélène Berr by Hélène Berr (guurtjesboekenkast)
    guurtjesboekenkast: Zowel Hélène Berr als Anne Frank zijn Joods en hebben een dagboek tijdens de oorlog geschreven. In 1945 zijn zij allebei aan tyfus overleden in het Duitse concentratiekamp Bergen-Belsen.
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    Victor Kugler: The Man Who Hid Anne Frank by Rick Kardonne (maryanntherese)
    maryanntherese: A biography of the man who orchestrated the Secret Annex.
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    Das Mädchen mit den drei Namen by Tami Shem-Tov (leselotte)
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    The Diary of Petr Ginz by Petr Ginz (meggyweg)
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    The Diary of Pelly D by L. J. Adlington (Anonymous user)
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    Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust by Editors of Time for Kids Magazine (meggyweg)

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In my opinion, this is a great books for students to read when they are in fourth grade or higher. The concepts in the book may be a little to advance for readers who are pf a younger age. The older the child the more background knowledge they are going to have from history class about the Nazi. The book also presents a lot of challenging topics that make the reader have to think. If the reader reading the book fits the description of the people in hiding, they make think what life would have been like during that time.

Many students may write in a diary so there may be a connection with Anne on that sense. The format of the book being in letter format may be a very interesting structure of the text that will catch the reader’s attention. Most students who read this book are around the same age as Anne Frank. This can be an eye opener when no connections are made because times were so different when the letters were bring written to now. This could lend itself to a mini lesson comparing life in 1942 to now.

The language is very descriptive throughout the entire book. Many times, I felt as if I was sitting in the room with Anne and the others. She portrays the idea of being in hiding in a very realistic way because she lived thought it. Since this book was actually written about the time she was in the camp, student may realize how hard the life of someone who was Jewish was.

I personally enjoyed reading this book because I could not believe some of the things that happened in 1942 that was thought of to be okay. This could also strike an interest to the students. Living in the life of Anne Frank would have been terrifying and torturous.
  jbarro3 | Feb 10, 2015 |
Anne Frank, a 13-year-old Jewish girl gets a diary for her birthday. She is forced to go into hiding by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army. Anne hides in her new home, The Secret Annex. Read about how Anne, her friends, and her family hide and live in this 268-page long book. Will she survive this terrible time? I didn't like this book because I found it boring. I recommend this book to diary entry fans. ( )
  rhea.rose | Feb 8, 2015 |

Het achterhuis van Anne Frank. Wie heeft er niet van gehoord? Het meestgelezen Nederlandse boek dat er bestaat. En terecht.
Ik vind het erg belangrijk dat mensen dit boek lezen (iedereen zou het sowieso een keertje gelezen moeten hebben), al is het maar om je nog een keer aan de verschrikkingen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog te doen denken. Dit is een van die zaken die ervoor zullen zorgen dat het niet vergeten gaat worden, en daardoor is het alleen al heel belangrijk. Het is echt een symbool.
Daarnaast is het als dagboek ook een inkijkje in het (niet alledaagse door de omstandigheden natuurlijk) leven van een tienermeisje, die zich ook gewoon om normale dingen druk maakt.

Ik zou dit boek aan iedereen willen aanraden. Heb je het nog niet gelezen: Lees dit boek! ( )
  Floratina | Jan 4, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
Very famous historical nonfiction book. It's the diary of young jewish Anne Frank who's family was hiding in the nazi germany. She journals her family's experiences, adventures, and dangerous missions they go through throughout the war. She also discusses living in hiding until the nazis find her family and put them into concentration camps. Most likely a book for upper elementary and possibly even just middle school.
  kzilinskas | Dec 12, 2014 |
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It is a truly remarkable book. Its revelation of the emotional turmoil and intellectual growth of an adolescent girl during extraordinarily difficult circumstances is psychologically fascinating. Its portrayal of ordinary people under frightful nervous strain and perpetual forced intimacy is wise and perceptive. Anne was precociously mature in her understanding of both herself and of others.
Anne Frank's diary is too tenderly intimate a book to be frozen with the label "classic," and yet no lesser designation serves... But her book is not a classic to be left on the library shelf. It is a warm and stirring confession, to be read over and over for insight and enjoyment.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Meyer Levin (pay site) (Jun 15, 1952)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Frank, Anneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frank, OttoEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jameson, StormForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Massotty, SusanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mooyaart-Doubleday, B. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mooyaart. B. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pressler, MirjamEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Romein-Verschoor, AnnieForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roosevelt, EleanorIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevens, GeorgePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I hope I shall be able to confide in you completely, as I have never been able to do in anyone before, and I hope that you will be a great support and comfort to me.
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On Friday, 12th June, I woke up at six o' clock and no wonder; it was my birthday
I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
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As the "Green Police" search for Jews on the streets of Amsterdam, a young girl named Anne (Millie Perkins), her parents Otto and Edith (Joseph Schildkraut and Gusti Huber) and another family retreat for two years to the small attic of shop owners Kraler and Miep (Douglas Spencer and Dody Heath). Despite being confined to a small area and having no contact with the outside world, the families go on with their lives to the best of their ability.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553296981, Mass Market Paperback)

A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith

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A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.

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