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Memories of Anne Frank

Memories of Anne Frank

by Alison Leslie Gold

This stirring and emotional look into the life of Anne Frank's beloved childhood friend and Holocaust survivor, Hannah Pick-Goslar (known as "Lies" in Anne Frank's diary) is captivating. Anne and Hannah grew up in the same neighborhood in central Amsterdam and lived very similar lives. Pick-Goslar's narrative, under the tutelage of author Alison Leslie Gold, recalls the comfortable life both girls enjoyed before the Nazis. And Pick-Goslar describes the bright, funny girl she knew who suddenly disappeared from her life. The descriptions spare no detail in their accurate portrayal of the horrors of life in the concentration camps. It is ironic that both girls would be reunited at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and Hannah was again at Anne's side until the very end of her young life.

Hannah Pick-Goslar's involvement in this book gives credible testament to Anne's courage during the most horrific time of the 20th century. A phenomenal read for anyone desiring more information about Anne Frank. Unforgettable nonfiction for ages 9 to 12.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author

Alison Leslie Gold Alison Leslie Gold was born and grew up in New York City. She was educated at the University of North Carolina, Mexico City College and the New School for Social Research.

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