Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a wonderful historical fiction novel to use along with a study of the Holocaust. Number the Stars is the 1990 winner of the Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
From the Back Cover:
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war. But it’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town.
The Nazis won’t stop. The Jews of Denmark are being “relocated”, so Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be a part of the family.
Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her best friend’s life. There’s no turning back now.
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This novel study gives students a historical peek into WWII Europe and the lives of those that feared the Nazis and those that tried to help. It is a way to get your students looking through the eyes of another to help them understand the atrocities of the Holocaust.
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