Grade 5 Anne Frank

Searching for Anne Frank:  Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa   by Susan Goldman Rubin

Hardcover, with dust jacket, very gently used.

 

Grade 5 Anne Frank

$5.00Price
  • Searching for Anne Frank:  Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa   by Susan Goldman Rubin

    Hardcover, with dust jacket, very gently used.  Suitable for children in Grades 5 and up.

     

    Provides a glimpse of life during World War II in both the Netherlands and the United States, through the correspondence of Anne Frank and her Iowa pen pals. In the fall of 1939, ten-year-old Juanita Wagner of Danville, Iowa, picked a name from a list of pen pals provided by her teacher. She chose a girl her own age who lived in Amsterdam -- Anne Frank.  Susan Goldman Rubin weaves the story of two girls -- one in America and one in the Netherlands -- against the backdrop of pending World War II, its brutal reality, and its aftermath.  In alternating chapters, Goldman Rubin describes the lives of Juanita and Anne before the war begins, then continues to tell their stories, as well as those of their sisters.   Although the girls only had the opportunity to correspond briefly, their letters and contrasting experiences offer a poignant and timely look at lives during wartime.  The existing correspondence between Anne and Margot Frank and their pen pals in Iowa is on permanent display at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California.

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