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The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying...

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Paperback - 283 pages - in English - $6.99
ISBN: 0553296981 (ISBN13: 9780553296983)
Published Jun 1, 1993 by Bantam
First published 1920

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Mrs. Garcia (4th Grade ELA)

at Stafford Elementary School, Stafford, TX

Here since Aug 17, 2018

Open requests - 2

I am very passionate about teaching the importance of loving to learn! I like to instill in my students that learning never stops, no matter how old you get. And learning doesn't stop just because you are out of school... you keep the hunger for knowledge alive always, and this will help you be your best authentic self and help make the world a better place!

why I requested this book

This is a very important part of history to learn, especially coming from the perspective of a child. It will teach my students about courage and bravery, and...

This is a very important part of history to learn, especially coming from the perspective of a child. It will teach my students about courage and bravery, and how important it is to chronicle our experiences through writing.

the class

I have close to 45 bright students, all in need of being exposed to rich text and the importance of reading! Many of them do not have these resources in their...

I have close to 45 bright students, all in need of being exposed to rich text and the importance of reading! Many of them do not have these resources in their homes, so it is very important to me to be the one to open those doors.

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