Number the Stars


Bibliographic Information: Lowry, Lois (1998). Number the Stars. New York, NY: Laurel Leaf Publishing.

Brief Annotation: During the Holocaust, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in her friend Ellen Rosen, a Danish Jew. The Johansen’s put their lives in danger to do the right thing by protecting Ellen from the Nazis.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grade Level: Grades 5-6

Readers who will like this: Students interested in WWII will appreciate the references to that time period. Girls will also like this book because of the relationship between Annemarie and Ellen.

Rating/Response: 8/10. A touching story about making sacrifice for the people you love. Also, very historically accurate.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What would you be willing to sacrifice for your best friend?

Posted by: Billy Gregg


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