Number the Stars is a wonderful story about bravery and friendship. The main character, Annemarie, is an amazing role model.
The book is based on a true story. It is written by the American author, Lois Lowry, about the escape of a Jewish family, the Rosens, from Denmark during World War II.
For Lois Lowry, it was important to communicate how war affects children, and how they, too, are participants in history. Her book’s continued success is a testament to the fact that kids do care about real-life stories, even those that focus on the fear found in humanity’s darkest moments.
Our Highflyer and Voyager kids are reading Number the Stars in August and September.