Number the Stars is a children's historical fiction book, written by Lois Lowry, and published in 1989. The novel tells the story of a Jewish family during the Nazi occupation of Denmark in World War II. Number the Stars won the Newbery Medal in 1990.
It is 1943 and for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen life is still fun—school, family, sharing fairy stories with her little sister. But there are dangers and worries too—the Nazis have occupied Copenhagen and there are food shortages, curfews and the constant threat of being stopped by soldiers. And for Annemarie the dangers become even greater. Her best-friend Ellen is a Jew. When Ellen’s parents are taken away to be ‘relocated’ by the Nazis, Ellen is taken in by Annemarie’s parents and suddenly Annemarie’s family are under threat too...
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- Reading Age: 8+
- Reading Aloud Age: 7+
The book deals with the Holcaust, from a Danish family's point of view.