Magazine article Moment

Number the Stars

Magazine article Moment

Number the Stars

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It tells the story of a young girl named Annemarie and her life during World War II.

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Reading about the devastating conditions of Annemarie's life blew my mind. Everyone in Denmark lived in constant fear and tension. What was worse was that Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, was Jewish. In that time, Jews were discriminated against and put to death or sent to concentration camps. What would happen when the Rosens were discovered? Can Annemarie find a way to save them?

I think everyone should read this book--not just Jews, but also Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and people of other faiths. Reading this book made me probe deeper into the souls of other people and understand where they come from. I learned much more about Jews from this book than I have from history books because Lowry writes from a more profound perspective, telling a story rather than giving only facts. …

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