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Who Was Anne Frank?

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  3,124 ratings  ·  423 reviews
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, 112 pages
Published January 18th 2007 by Penguin Workshop
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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

Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Yazir Paredes
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, abi, biography
Another book read with my daughter. An interesting biography on Anne Frank.
It's amazing how the Franks spent more than 650 days hiding in the annex with little comforts. (And people complain about the lockdown).
It's important to remember what happened during those terrible war years. How terrible decisions can lead to even more terrible outcomes.
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.
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My eight-year-old daughter and I read this in two evenings. She was fascinated with the nonfiction aspects of the book that were written in ways that she could understand and build connections to her present day adventures. I’m thankful for the opportunity to read it and the discussion between the two of us. Reading memories that I won’t forget.
Featured in grandma reads chapter book sessions. (Thanks to the author for providing us an opportunity to read this story together.)

This was a tough one. . .we read through her life, like any old storybook. My crew was interested, in her, in her life in another country, in her interests and dreams. We took it very slow, so got to know her over our weeks of reading. And today she . . . her life was squelched by a small minded bug that was tolerated in his bugginess until he overwhelmed the world
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
it was cool!!
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!
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
Cassidy Whitfield
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wow-books
Who Was Anne Frank? written by Ann Abramson is a biography of Ann Frank. This nonfiction book is one that I would use on a fourth grade reading level. The book invites the reader to learn about challenges and dreams for many young girls, specifically during her time. I thought this was helpful because a lot of these challenges or dreams are still challenges or dreams for girls today. This book tells the readers about Anne Frank’s life from birth to death, including specific facts and illustratio ...more
Oct 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
She did not deserve this 💔.
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
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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
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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I really enjoy the Who Was Biography series.

One of my favorite factoids about Anne was her love of celebrities and how the pictures in the Secret Annex are still there today.

It was filled with some factoids about Anne that I hadn't read about before, which always makes the Who was Biographies intriguing.
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. ...more
Cubby Treks
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
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.
Jan 27, 2022 rated it liked it
I liked the book but it was a little sad. She lived a hard life. But overall it was a great book. I would recommend this book to kids because it was only 9 chapters. But it would be a great book to read for everyone!
Olivia Wildenstein
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book
Sarah Parker
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was quick and cute too listen on audio
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"In spite of everything, I really do believe that people are good at heart" those were the words in her diary. Just heartbreaking
Della Tingle
Jul 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“A short life—-even a very short life—-can be full of meaning” (6).
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. ...more
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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. 😥
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