Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Classics, Historical Fiction
World War II, Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Equality, Fairness, Justice, Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, Honor, Survival, Jewish Experience, Holocaust
Ten-year-old Annemarie and her best friend Ellen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943, and their life is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews are "relocated," Ellen moves in with Annemarie's family and pretends to be one of them, yet her life is still in danger.
Two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today she lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan terrier named Bandit. Her hobbies include gardening, knitting, and photography. Her own photos appear on the covers of her award-winning books Number the Stars and The Giver.