Monday, September 10, 2018

All About Anne by Anne Frank House


If you have been reading my blog over the last few years, you are aware that I have a passion for Anne Frank and her history. One day, I hope to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam; however, for now I will be pleased with the information they provide online and in various materials. Today, (September 10, 2018) they release a new book entitled, All About Anne.

In my reading, I really enjoyed seeing more pictures of Anne and her family before they went into hiding; two in particular was Anne with a group of friends on her tenth birthday and the Frank family in town headed to the movies. I have never seen pictures of life before World War II, although her life was short it is nice to know she had normal everyday experiences in her early childhood.

In addition to the pictures, I enjoyed reading various stories not heard before. These came from questions that children have asked when visiting the Anne Frank House. Being written in kid friendly language, this would be an incredible reference book to have in an upper elementary or middle school classroom. This would also be a great book to pair with the reading of Anne Frank's diary; students would be able to have the background knowledge to better understand her personal experiences she writes about. 

From the Publisher: Anne Frank’s life story, told in words and pictures from the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam. Anne Frank's life story is told by answering the most frequently asked questions posed by children and young people visiting the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam. Text, detailed photographs, and beautiful illustrations combine to give the fullest picture of Anne's life, her diary, and the Secret Annex. Full of information about World War II, the Holocaust, and Anne's time in hiding, the book provides both an overview of the history as well as intimate insights into the life of the young woman whose story and diary continues to capture the imaginations of young people around the world.

Image: AnneFrank.org
Anne Frank Stichting organisation was founded in 1957 in collaboration with Otto Frank, Anne's father, and is dedicated to the preservation of the building at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam, where the Frank family and others were in hiding during WWII. Since 1960, the building, known as the Anne Frank House, has been open to the public as a museum, bringing Anne's words, as made famous by her diary, to the attention of people worldwide, raising awareness of the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination, and the importance of freedom, equal rights, and democracy.


Professional ReaderI would like to thank, Netgalley for the advanced reader copy I was given in exchange for my honest review. 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 ...

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