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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
This is a YA novel of German-occupied Denmark in 1943. Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen are happy and innocent school girls when the occupation begins. Before they even realize the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing
Lowry has created a fascinating world based on facts. The Afterwards that is included lets you know that most of the details are indeed fact and not fiction, while the characters and their exact ... Read full review
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