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Who Was Anne Frank?

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In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the legacy of her diary. Black-and-white illustrations including maps and diagrams pro ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published January 18th 2007 by Penguin Workshop
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Jenisha Stanley Edith Frank (Mother of Ann Frank) died from starvation, so sad.

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Shaikhah
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She wrote in her diary "what is the use of war, why cant people live peacefully" :(

Rita Araújo
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"A short life - even a very short life - can be full of meaning" <3

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Julia
Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: children and any adults interested in the subject
Recommended to Julia by: the woman at the bookstore!
Let me start by saying that this is a children's book. I read it to see if it would be good for my son to read before we went to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. It was truly wonderful! For anyone not old enough to read Anne's full diary yet, this is a really good and thorough book about Anne Frank and the time period she lived in. It covered a lot of information about the war, the time, the setting, as well as Anne and her life. I thought it was so good that I had my husband and older kids re ...more
Earl
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
With our current political climate, it was rather hard to read this since I couldn’t help but compare the situation Anne Frank, her family, and Jews found themselves in during Hitler’s reign (and all the victims of World War II, particularly the Japanese Americans being sent to internment camps) as what could happen if we don’t stand up to hate and abuse of power. This provided a broad look at the times and the legacy of Anne Frank’s diary.
Scarlett
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
it was cool!!
Jillian
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biographies


I think that this book is awesome because it's about a girl who had hopes and dreams and then she got a diary then she wrote and wrote then she got caught but she still had hope!
Samah
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank💔
Lexi Schafran
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wowbooks
Genre: Biography
Grades: 3rd and 4th

This book goes through Anne Frank's life from birth until she died. Anne Frank was a girl who hid in an attic with her family and close friends during World War II. Anne was just a young girl when she and her family had to go into hiding from Hitler's reign. Jewish families, just like Anne's, were forced to go into hiding in order to ensure no one hurt or taken away from families. She kept a diary and wrote in her diary everyday. When Anne died and the war was
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Trista Hendren
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started this remarkable book with my daughter over the weekend. I imagine it could be read with parents by children as young as five, and depending on the reading level, enjoyed by girls up to 12 on their own.

My daughter DID not want to read the book, as she didn't know the story behind it. However, as we read it together, the book thoroughly held her attention and her imagination. She loved that Anne also liked to play pranks - and missed many days of school like her, due to illness. She foun
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Fantasy and Felines
This book in actually inspiring. Anne had her hopes up. She wouldn't hope and she was an innocent child. And even the shortest lives and the smallest children are full of meaning.
AMY
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Grades 4-5
103 pages. Another great biography in the series. I learned a lot about her and history of that time frame. There were extra pages with information on Hitler, WWI, White Rose, Resistance, Star of David, and a few more interesting topics related to the Frank family and friends. Plus there are lots of simple maps to help one understand the area being discussed. It was well-written and very thorough. I am glad I read it and hope to read her diary someday. I have not been able to do so, knowing it w ...more
Maryam Zainab
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an extremely touching story of a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank. She was forced to be burdened with unknown difficulties at young age only because she was a Jew. I loved her story through and through as her story was a meaningful one, even though she was only a young girl with a short life.. How could one stand watching their dreams vanishing into thin air?! Anne was patient. She hoped and hoped that next morning will bring everything her heart desires but destiny did otherwise. Even afte ...more
Stefanie
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a great read. My kids are 8, 6 and 3 and they loved it. They want to read Anne’s actual diary now and we were able to have a lot of meaningful discussion about the hard things.

I asked them why we need to learn about these kinds of stories and my oldest said, “so these things don’t happen again?” She gets it. They loved reading about Anne and her hatred of Math and how she was chatty and got in trouble. They loved that her diary was called “kitty” and that she wrote in it dail
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Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Another excellent addition to this series. Without going into the true horrors of the Holocaust for younger readers, it paints a bleak picture of life for Anne, her family, and countless other Jews who were subjected to inhumane treatment that eventually culminated in the murder of millions. This series as a whole is worthwhile for younger readers, still giving them the picture picture as a foundation for further knowledge as they grow.
Carrie
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-readers
I bought this book for my niece in hopes it would interest her in reading Anne Frank's diary. Though I think this book would also be helpful for showing an adult how to discuss the Holocaust with a child at a level they can understand. I'm glad I sat down to read it before giving it to her.
Cubby Treks
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books
This book is very detailed. I was sucked into the portal of reading. I would definitely recommend this book to all of my friends. It’s a great book and I felt like I went back in time and watched Anne’s life go on for years.
Karen
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed, kids-lit
Emma and I read this together after she read about Anne Frank at school. This book made such a difficult topic a little bit easier to discuss with a first grader. Emma has started writing in a “diary” and we still talk about Anne. I look forward to when she can read Anne’s actual diary.
Olivia Wildenstein
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book
Laney
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The only thing that was wrong with this book was that they got one fact wrong, and that bothered me! Therefore, -1.
Sarah Parker
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was quick and cute too listen on audio
Heather
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

"In spite of everything, I really do believe that people are good at heart" those were the words in her diary. Just heartbreaking
Caleb
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Who Was Anne Frank" by Ann Abramson is a book about a family who did everything they could to stop their death and got ratted out by one of their friends. Anne Frank is one of many people who died because of the Nazis during the Holocaust. It was an amazing book and to read about something that shaped our history that much was amazing. Something like the Holocaust is a very sad thing but it is a very interesting thing to learn about. Anne Frank was an amazing person and it is amazing that someo ...more
Isabel Bocanegra
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the book Who Was Anne Frank. Some facts I didn't know is that Anne Frank dad was the only one in the family that made it out alive, he also published Anne Frank diary. Also Anne Frank went into hiding for two years, she also liked to prank people, she was also Jewish.
Descendents
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because it was about a real person. And try’s her best to hide from the Germans.
Pumkin pie
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-books
Interesting. So sad what happened to her. 😥
Aileen Flores
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Who was Anne Frank by Ann Abramson is a awesome book. Anne Frank was a little girl. She died when she was fifteen. Sad. :( She got a diary and used it for a long time. When she died it was turned into a book. I knew a bit about Anne Frank before I read the book. Now I know even more! Anne had to hide for two years because of war. Read to find out what will happen to Anne and her family.
Jordan Fuller
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one is not only touching because of the context but my daughter and I took turns reading the chapters to each other.
Viola
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who Was Anne Frank?, by Ann Abramson, is a biography of young Anne Frank. It details her life and the many challenges Anne Frank faced as she was forced into hiding.

Who Was Anne Frank? is an account of Anne Frank's life, written by Ann Abramson. Being that it is an account of one's life written by someone else, it is categorized as a biography. This easy-to-read biography is appropriate for young readers who are not yet old enough to read Anne Frank's full diary. Ann Abramson's account of Anne F
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Justin Ferrell
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Biography Non-fiction, 2007

Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl from Germany that lived during World War II. When Hilter and the Nazi party took over and began persecuting Jewish people, Frank's family fled Germany and eventually settled in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Here they successfully put their life together, but the Germans invaded and took control. At this point the Franks were forced to go into hiding for fear of being killed. During this entire ordeal, Anne began keeping a journal describing
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Margaretta
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
"I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are still truly good at heart"
Those were the last words of last diary entry of Ann Frank that ironically died tragically because of the cruelty of one man that swamp over almost whole of mankind.

This book summarizes the sad life of Ann Frank and her fate during the WW2. It talks about how did the Frank family ended up in Amsterdam and about their hiding in the Secret Annex.

One thing I liked about the book was how briefly they rewrote the s
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