Sunday, June 10, 2012

12th June Anne Frank (1929 -1945)

Jewish girl Anne Frank who became famous because of her wartime diary was born on this day in 1929. There are some very good websites which will give young children substantial information about her here and here, but if you want to know what the children are reading here are two books:
Anne Frank by Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett is a picture book version of her story. It includes her life as a child and her escape to Holland. The illustrations are understandably dark and I think this is a book best shared with an adult.
The Story of Anne Frank by Brenda Ralph Lewis is a biography for young children which includes photos.
Neither of these though are substitutes for reading the real diary when they are older.

1 comment:

  1. I use the Josephine Poole picture book with Year 6 after we read Rose Blanche and Let the celebrations begin. I love explaining the role of Meip who I consider is the real hero of this story.