Number The Stars

By: Lois Lowry


Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before war. But it's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town.

The Nazis won't stop. The Jews of Denmark are being "relocated", so Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family.

Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her best friend's life.

There's no turning back now.

Reasons to read this book:

It's very unlike other World War ll books. It's full of adventure. The love the two girls have for each other is something hard to find these days. I'd love to have a best friendship like theirs.

Flyer by:

Brooklyn Brown