Title: Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Publication Year: 1989
Age Group:Late Elementary, Middle School
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I was a little reluctant to read this book to my 8 and 10 year olds thinking that the subject matter might be too mature for them. However, I was wrong. This book is so well done. It is not too scary or sad, and yet it is a little scary and sad. The story is compelling. It drew us all forward and every chapter left us wanting to read more.
In the end, I am so glad I read this book to my kids. I think they will remember the story of Annemarie and her Jewish friend, Ellen, for a long time.
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