Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Number the Stars

The Holocaust and WWII are such horrible parts of our history, so it seems odd to enjoy a book about them. But I did enjoy it, in fact, Number the Stars made it into my top ten Newberys. This is really a story about the relationships between friends and families (especially sisters). Annemarie and her family help stand up for Ellen and her family when things start going horribly wrong. I think that children (and adults) should read books about the Holocaust so that we make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.

Rating: *****

1 comment:

  1. One of the reasons we travel is to encounter history. Today the street on which the girls were running at the beginning of Number the Stars is one of the most fashionable streets in Copenhagen. There are many exclusive shops and fancy restaurants. The street is not far from the Little Mermaid statue's usual location, so we probably would have gone there on our trip next month. However, right now the statue is "vacationing' itself in China for a world's fair. So I'm not sure we will be on Osterbrogad, but if we are we will pause to think about the Holocaust and remember the pledge of all people, Never Again!"