Rachel Kamin has been a synagogue librarian and Jewish educator for over twenty-five years and has worked at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, IL since 2008, currently serving as the Director of Lifelong Learning. A past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee and past editor of Book Reviews for Children & Teens for the Association of Jewish Libraries News & Reviews, her articles and book reviews appear in numerous publications. She has been a member of the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Book Award Committee since 2021.
Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures from the Archives of the Anne Frank House
Metzelaar and van der Rol, staff members of the Anne Frank House, have selected over 250 photographs to tell the story of Anne Frank and her family from 1925 – 1945 and after. The photographs, along with succinct captions, explanatory text, excerpts from the diary, quotes from Otto Frank, friends and witnesses, and a glossary of terms, are presented in a beautiful, thoughtful, and effective way, making this a perfect introduction and an invaluable companion to The Diary of a Young Girl. While the scope and content is very similar to Anne Frank, Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance, also by van der Rol in association with the Anne Frank House, the small, compact size (only 61⁄2 x 61⁄2 inches) and short, accessible passages provide readers with a museum like experience. This is a resource that belongs on the shelf along side the diary, and should be put into the hands of all students who study Anne Frank. Recommended for ages 10 & up.
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