Monday, March 23, 2009

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I just finished reading this book for the second time. Lowry does a wonderful job of telling about one facet of the Nazi take-over of Denmark on an elementary reading level.

Her book tells what ordinary friends heroically did to help friends that were Jewish to escape being relocated. When Annemarie asks her father what it means to be “relocated,” he replies he is not sure, but it isn’t right.

During the story you learn about efforts of the Resistance Movement and what it means to be brave, how some died to help protect others, and how even a child can be brave.

Number the Stars is a good choice to add to any World War II study. It is especially appropriate for elementary age students.

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