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Number the Stars.

Number the StarsNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Somehow I missed Lois Lowry as an author until about a year ago. Now, I am reading many of her books to catch up on what I missed. Number the Stars is another one of her novels I am just encountering.

As a middle-grade book, I found this to be a very tactful way to deal with the issues surrounding Nazi treatment of Jews during WWII. Lowry addresses the issue for young readers without scaring or horrifying them (no easy task when you think about the topic she is covering).

It is a quick read for an adult and probably not something that would interest and/or captivate most an adult reader. However, I highly recommend it as a novel for parents and middle-age child to share and discuss as a gateway to talking to about some of the more horrific episodes of our recent past.

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