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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
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Jul 07, 2010

really liked it
Read from July 12 to 14, 2010

(Multicultural selection)

An excellent, award winning (Newbery Medal 1990) work of historical fiction, there is a reason this book is highly recommended on many middle school reading lists. With themes of bravery and antisemitism and a message of peace, this story of two young girls - one jewish and one not - living in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen during WW2, this book is a great read. Captivating the reader right from the start, it packs a lot of action in a short number of pages (something to think about for reluctant readers) and brings to life events that current students may find difficult to grasp.

Note: Being an avid reader of non-fiction, I appreciated the author's note at the end of the book, explaining that although the story is fictitious, all the elements of the plot could have actually happened.

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