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Your name is Annemarie and you live in Copenhagen in 1943 (during World World II). Your best friend, neighbor and confident is Ellen Rosen. Even when there are food rations, soldiers living in town and people being relocated against their will, your friendship is still strong. But, as the war and the Nazis come closer to home, Ellen and her Jewish family are threatened. What would you do if you were Annemarie?
Step into Annemarie and Ellen’s world in this realistic, short book. It gives an accurate account of some of the Holocaust, but it’s a bit lighter than other similar books that I’ve read, making it appropriate for most tweens. I found it interesting to read about life for Jewish families trying to stay safe and for those who helped them (plus, they used some cool techniques to escape detection - such as having a fake funeral or posing as sisters)!
After so many near-misses and several precarious situations, will Annemarie and Ellen survive? And will Annemarie work up the courage to do what it takes to keep her friend family safe? Find out in the riveting book Number the Stars.