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Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank; B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday (Translator); Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)


Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic---;a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1993
ISBN-13 9780553296983
ISBN-10 0553296981
Class Copyright
Publisher Random House Publishing Group
Subject History
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 304
Shelf No. KD437
Grade Range 5 - 8
Ages 10 - 13
Lexile 1080L
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