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Behind the Bookcase, Part 4: What Are We Hiding From?

In my previous post, Anne Frank and I, Behind the Bookcase I wrote about my experience visiting Amsterdam.  How I passed through a small door hidden by a bookcase.  Behind that bookcase, the Franks began a life of hiding which allowed Anne to escape Nazi ideology for a time. Literature I read as a youth, […]

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Anne Frank and I: Behind the Bookcase, Part 3

“We’re so fortunate here, away from the turmoil. We wouldn’t have to give a moment’s thought to all this suffering if it weren’t for the fact that we’re so worried about those we hold dear, whom we can no longer help. I feel wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while somewhere out there my dearest […]

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Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Annexed, by Sharon Dogar. Houghton Mifflin, 2010.  337 pages. Reading Level: Young Adult, ages 12-15 Maturity Level: Ages 15-18 Bottom Line: Annexed is the fictionalized story of Peter van Pels, Anne Frank’s fellow inmate, who offers a moving account of the Holocaust for teens, but no real hope. Are you still there? Are you listening?  […]

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