Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Happy Monday! I am sharing my blog post today on It's Monday What are you Reading (#IMWAYR), a fun weekly blog hop I have been participating in this summer. 

Today, I am reading Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara. This book was recently published on July 31st, I received a Digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  
The following was shared by the publisher, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's: New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Anne Frank, the writer whose diary captured the hearts of the public, in this true story of her life. Little Anne was born in Germany to a liberal Jewish family. But when the Nazis came into power she was forced to go into hiding with her family. 

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With innovative illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

World War II is one of my favorite historical fiction and biographical books to read. I have always felt a connection to Anne Frank and her story, I believe it was made during junior high when I first read A Diary of a Young Girl. Knowing that we were of similar age at the time, had a love of writing, and a yearning to make a difference in the world; I assumed that if given the opportunity the two of us would have been BFF's. 

I love this biography of Anne Frank, because it makes her story accessible to young readers. The story begins with some background to who Anne was (an ordinary girl) when she received her diary, and the historical events that led up to Anne and her family having to hide in the secret annex of a warehouse. 

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The focus of the book thereafter remained heavily on the diary and how Anne dreamed of becoming a writer. Due to her early death at the Bergen-Belsen camp in 1945, it was her father Otto (the only secret annex survivor) had her diary published so her story may be shared with readers forever. This fact, alongside others are shared in the books end pages which also includes a timeline of Anne's life and where to find more information about her.

I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...


  1. My 14 year old just finished A Diary of a Young Girl -- I remember how much it impacted me when I was in Jr. High. I'm glad to hear of this new book and look forward to its publication. Thanks for sharing, Jeanie!!

  2. I am so glad to hear your daughter read Anne Frank, what did she think of it? After reading this picture book, my daughter (age 9) is anticipating her reading in middle school. I think these non fiction picture books are gateways to the upcoming learning opportunities. Thank you for stopping by Shaye!


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