Written by Lois Lowry
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (May 2, 2011)
This book is about the historical era during Nazi’s occupation. This book mainly talks about the escape of the Jews from Denmark in 1943. Annemarie is a girl who has best friend name Ellen. Ellen was a girl who has star necklace that represent the Star of David. Two girls couldn’t even go to school together sometimes, because of the German military. One day, Ellen’s family finally had to escape. Annemarie’s family help Ellen’s family that they could escape safely. The final day, Annemarie helped Ellen’s family with her whole heart.
I was drawn to this historical fiction, because it arouse sympathy from readers with the two girl’s friendship and love. Even though Ellen was Jews, Annemarie and her family did not discriminate Ellen’s family by their race. Reading this book brought me into tears. Seeing tragic situation like the Nazi’s occupation and Jewish people’s sacrifice was extremely emotional to see. I highly recommend this book to middle age children. This book shows how this young girl combats for freedom and diversity long time ago in our history.
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImH2-2lZTVw
Historical information about Nazi’s occupation: http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/ks3/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/jews-in-occupied-countries/which-countries-did-the-nazi-occupy/#.WQuxlVM1_Vo