Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry


Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

“The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same. "And they lived happily ever after,”

Lois Lowry, Number the Stars