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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
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Oct 14, 2007

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While I'm officially retired as a full time home school teacher, I somehow got stuck with reviewing my daughter's writing assignments. I discovered that reading the child's school books really help when correcting her papers, so I am back to reading kids' books. Ah well. Number the Stars is the tale of Annemarie and Ellen, two girls living in 1943 Copenhagen. The day comes when the Nazis decide to round up all the Jewish folks in Denmark and the girls face the challenge of avoiding the soldiers--Ellen, because she's Jewish, and Annemarie, because she's a good friend and neighbor and wants to help. While the story isn't spectacular, you've got to like it because, hey, they're going up against Nazis. It also pulls in a lot of true events about the resistance movement in Denmark during the war. So check it out, it's good for you.
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