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Anne Frank by Josephine Poole
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Feb 10, 14

bookshelves: holocaust, kids-non-fiction, historical, social-studies, biographical-ish, world-war-2
Read in January, 2006

“The story of Anne Frank begins with an ordinary little girl, someone you might sit next to in class.” This opening line of Poole and Barrett’s picture-book biography of Anne Frank sets the theme that resonates throughout--that the Franks were ordinary people caught in an horrific situation. Barrett's realistic portraits advance that theme, expertly portraying their moments of family happiness and fear. The muted colors create hauntingly lovely images. While the historical information is not in-depth, the book includes a timeline of events concerning both Anne’s life and Hitler’s rise and is an outstanding introduction to Anne’s story for younger readers not yet ready to tackle her diary. The accessible format makes this book a first-purchase for any elementary library.
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