Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

I obviously would have liked this book even more if I had read it when I was much younger, but even at 25, I know this is a good book. The author did a great job of creating an interesting story to teach children about a little-known piece of WWII history. It's a very serious story, but the gory details of the war were smartly left out.My absolute favorite part of the book is the afterword. It was so interesting to hear how many pieces of the story were based on true facts, and they were much more fun to read about in Lois Lowry's words rather than in a textbook.