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Number the Stars (1989)

by Lois Lowry

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In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
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Reason read: TIOLI challenge
Author new to me. children's read. Good story about Danish family that helps Jewish people escape to Sweden. ( )
  Kristelh | Jun 14, 2024 |
Purchased at the Holocaust Museum
  JimandMary69 | Jun 7, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: 9-11 years old
Awards & Honors: Newbery MedalWinner, 1990
Vermont Golden Dome Book AwardWinner
  Virginia_Lynn1999 | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade 4-5
Awards: John Newbery Medal (1990). Vermont Golden Dome Book AwardWinner (1991). National Jewish Book Award (1990). Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (1991).
  amaveritt | Apr 27, 2024 |
This book is good for 5th grade and middle school students. This book is a historical fiction book about a young girl who lives in Denmark during the Nazi reign. Its a great story on friendship and standing up for what you believe in. I would have it in my class if I was teaching older students
  amills21 | Apr 24, 2024 |
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Jan Mark (Carousel 15, Summer 2000)
Morally speaking, Denmark had a 'good war' after it surrendered to the Nazis in 1940. Notably absent from factual and fictional tales of derring-do, the very real heroism of its civilian population is celebrated in Lowry's quiet but stirring story, based on real events, which tell of one family's successful bid to send their Jewish friends to safety in neutral Sweden. Instead of comic-strip heroics with implausible intervention by implausible kids, she gives us a situation in which children must be included because they cannot be excluded, fearfully endangered but willing parties to an ethical struggle. The happy ending is entirely credible, even to those old enough to know what might have happened instead. Category: Older.
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CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1989)
Ten-year-old Annemarie, living in occupied Denmark during World War 11, must test the limits of her own courage when she and her family assist their Jewish friends in their escape from the Nazis. Flawlessly interwoven into her personal account are details of the historic and heroic Movement in which Denmark, as a nation, successfully resisted the attempts of the Nazis to exterminate Danish Jews. With their varying degrees of knowledge, each character represents a model of courage in a fast-paced story about individual and collective response to evil. Honor book, 1989 CCBC Newbery Discussion. CCBC Category: Fiction For Young Readers. 1989, Houghton Mifflin, , $12.95. Ages 8-12.
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Lowry, Loisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, BlairNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steinhöfel, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For my friend Annelise Platt

Tusind tak
Mr. & Mrs. Leib Diogenes
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"I'll race you to the corner, Ellen!" Annemarie adjusted the thick leather pack on her back so that her schoolbooks balanced evenly.
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"It is important to be one of the crowd, always. Be one of many. Be sure that they never have reason to remember your face."
The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same.
Dangers were no more than odd imaginings, like ghost stories that children made up to frighten one another: things that couldn’t possibly happen.
"It is much easier to be brave if you don't know everything. And so your mama doesn't know everything. Neither do I. We know only what we need to know."
"You will, little one. You saved her life, after all. Someday you will find her again. Someday the war will end," Uncle Henrik said. "All wars do.
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In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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During World War II, Annemarie and her best friend face struggles in Denmark when the Nazis invade and Annemarie's and her best friend are Jews. Number the stars tells Annemarie's story as she struggles to deal with her life and her friendships during such a difficult time.

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