Number The Stars by Lois Lowry
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.
This is another emotional read. What Jews went though during this time is horrific.
This book shows not only the bad things that happened to this family, but also the compasion the Johansen family had for others. Every character was well written and added to the story. The book is short at 136 pags, but it’s packed full and takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget.