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#AtoZChallenge – N Number the Stars

Thank you for joining me for N day. Today let’s talk about Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Is there anyone who doesn’t love this beautiful little book?

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

As you can see, Bailey, my pooch, loves the book too!

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are “relocated,” Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.

There are so many great stories of regular people caring for Jews who were brutalized during the war. Here’s one young people can understand and relate to. Lowry is an expert at telling stories from a kids’ perspective.

Have you read this gem?

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

12 replies on “#AtoZChallenge – N Number the Stars”

Books set in this time are always fascinating. So many life and death situations that tested the people living through the horror of Nazism.

It’s officially the second half of A to Z. Time to catch that second wind, rest up on Sunday, then it’s that mad dash toward the finish line!

Stephen Tremp
A to Z Cohost
N is for Numerology

och, this book. this time period. these people. could we have been so brave?

I have not read this book. Taught younger ages and this book wasn’t written when I was the age to read it. I wonder if my kids read it. Lowry’s a part-time Mainer.

Donna Smith
AtoZ Challenge
Mainely Write

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