About this title:
Anne Frank lived a life filled with the enthusiasms and hopes shared by many young women coming into adulthood. But the times Anne lived in and wrote of in her diary made her simple life extraordinary. In over one hundred photographs, many which have never been published, this poignant memoir brings to life the harrowing story of one young Jewish woman's struggle to survive during a period of history which must never be forgotten.
"All libraries will want this: for classroom units studying the Holocaust, for kids reading the diary, for everyone who remembers it." - Booklist
Over 100 photos, including many taken by her father Otto, reveal Anne Frank's happy childhood with her sister Margot and the historical crisis that finally overtook the family. Brief essays on such topics as Hitler's rise to power, war refugees, and the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps, are intercut with the story of Anne and her family, placing Anne's life in historical perspective. Also includeded are previously unpublished excerpts from Anne's diary revealing her thoughts about falling in love and the tensions that arose in the cramped quarters that eventually housed members of three families.
About the Author:
Anna Quindlen, whose New York Times column won a 1992 Pulitzer Prize, is the author of the essay collections Thinking Out Loud and Living Out Loud; the bestselling novels Object Lessons, One True Thing, and Black and Blue; and two children's books. The mother of three, she lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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