Friday, August 14, 2020

Behind the Bookcase by Barbara Lowell


Behind the Bookcase is a wonderfully age-appropriate way to introduce young children to the plight of Jews during World War II.  The main character, Miep Gies, is instrumental in helping Anne Frank's family stay hidden during the early part of the war.

The author paints the very bleak picture of world events that prompted Anne's family to go into hiding and includes information about how Anne's diary was saved and eventually shared with the world. Deeply moving testimony to the courage and fortitude of so many people during the war. I highly recommend this book as a stand alone resource or as an introduction to the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. The book can be pre-ordered at Amazon

Disclaimer: I received a digital audiobook of Behind the Bookcase for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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