Number the Stars
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.
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My son has to read several Newberry Honor and Newberry Award Books this semester and I told him whatever he picked, I would read too. This is one of his picks. I thought it was a good but very basic ... Read full review
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The history of nations, horrors of war, and folly of taking no action—all these are easily relegated to facts in text books instead of real lives of real people. Lois Lowry writes those large facts ... Read full review
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