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Number the Stars

Number the Stars

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Series: Character Traits, Courage
Genres: Chapter Books, Fiction
Tags: Ages 12 & Up, Ages 8-12, Award Winners
ASIN: 0547577095
ISBN: 0547577095

One of our top recommendations for older kids wanting to learn more about the Holocaust. 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.

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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.

Number the Stars is a must-read for kids who want to know more about the Holocaust.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

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