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Number the Stars (1989)
by Lois Lowry
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Reading level- 4-5
Awards- Newbery award winner
The Newberry award-winning book, "Number the Stars" is written from the perspective of 10-year-old Annemarie living in Denmark in 1943, during the time of the Holocaust. Around this time, Jewish stores and businesses are shutting down and Nazis are invading Annemarie's community. As she learns more about the events taking place around her, she must have the courage to help her family and the Jewish population in her community escape to Sweden.
This book encompasses strong elements in social studies and ELAR content areas, as well as exhibits the Jewish population and the culture in Denmark and the surrounding areas during the Holocaust. Students could use this book to learn about the Holocaust and compare and contrast the book with actual events that took place during this period. Students could also dissect the plot and characters of the novel.
Read this as a kid, several times. Re-read to preview for L.
In Denmark in 1943, Annelise and her family take in Annelise's friend Ellen Rosen until she can be reunited with her parents and taken to safety in Sweden until the war's end.
"Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry is a gripping and emotional historical fiction novel set during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. The story follows the journey of a young Jewish girl named Annemarie and her family as they help their Jewish friends escape to safety. The novel is written in a simple and accessible language, making it a great choice for younger readers, but its themes of courage, friendship, and resistance are universal and timeless. The book offers a unique perspective on the Holocaust and provides an important reminder of the bravery and kindness shown by ordinary people during dark times. A must-read for anyone who wants to be inspired and moved by a beautifully told story.
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.
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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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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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.54Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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Awards: 1989 Sydney Taylor Book Award -- Older Readers (Winner)
1990 Newbery Medal -- Children's (Winner)
1991 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Winner)
1992 Great Stone Face Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Winner)
1992 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Winner)