Number the Stars, Lowry, Lois

Number the Stars

Authors: Lowry, Lois
Genres: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Topics: World War II, Friendship, Holocaust
Lexile: 670
Publisher: HMH Books
Grade: 3 - 12
ISBN: 9780547345444
Classification: Fiction
Synopsis:

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

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