Monday, May 18, 2009
Number the Stars
I listened to this at work one afternoon last week and really enjoyed it. This young adult book is set during World War II in Denmark. The brief story unfolds through the eyes of a young girl named Annemarie whose best friend is Jewish. As Holocaust-era stories go, this is a very tame one. It deals with difficult subjects in a child-friendly way, never going too deep but always with an undercurrent of trouble or confusion. I think it would be an excellent introduction to the time period for a young reader, perhaps progressing to The Diary of Anne Frank afterward.
This also counts toward the War Through the Generations - WWII reading challenge.