Who Was Anne Frank?

Ann Abram­son; Nan­cy Har­ri­son, illus.
  • Review
By – April 2, 2012
This book is a sim­ply told sto­ry about Anne Frank’s life with large text, ample white space between lines, and an almost graph­ic book illus­tra­tion style. On the inside pages, sim­ple, well-drawn pen­cil illus­tra­tions, some with a com­ic book qual­i­ty— espe­cial­ly facial expres­sions — expand the text and make it acces­si­ble to young read­ers. Maps and dia­grams pro­vide his­tor­i­cal and visu­al ref­er­ence. The book is quite effec­tive and could be rec­om­mend­ed to a third grade child, hop­ing that it would not sub­sti­tute for lat­er read­ing of the authen­tic Anne Frank diary. Ages 9 – 12.
Mar­cia W. Pos­ner, Ph.D., of the Holo­caust Memo­r­i­al and Tol­er­ance Cen­ter of Nas­sau Coun­ty, is the library and pro­gram direc­tor. An author and play­wright her­self, she loves review­ing for JBW and read­ing all the oth­er reviews and arti­cles in this mar­velous periodical.

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