A thoughtful and accessible look at the life of Anne Frank, author of Diary of a Young Girl and victim of the Holocaust.
Anne and her Jewish family hid in a secret apartment in Amsterdam from 1942 through 1944, when they were discovered by the Nazis. During those harrowing years, Anne kept a diary with her innermost thoughts and fears. She later died in a German concentration camp, but her voice has inspired millions of children across the world through several generations.
David A. Adler's biography series is a beloved classroom tool for introducing the lives of important figures in history. This entry addresses the difficult subject matter of the Holocaust in a way that children will understand.
Backmatter includes a list of important dates and an author's note.
For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.
About the Author
David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.
Karen Ritz has illustrated books for all ages, including "Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express", a Reading Rainbow feature book. She has a degree in children's literature from the University of Minnesota and teaches illustration and workshops on visual literacy. She lives with her husband and two children in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"Ritz's illustrations, some based on actual photographs, allow Anne's lively personality to emerge, and yet never appear undignified. . . . Adler's presentation is both sensitive and appropriate for the age group"—Booklist