Teacher Guide

Number the Stars Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Number the Stars can be easily taught in conjunction with The Diary of Anne Frank. We've included a couple of suggestions for this in the Homework, but a full study of both texts together might make for an excellent, thorough, and age-appropriate curriculum on the Holocaust.

Other age-appropriate texts on the subject might include Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief, Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic, and John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Students may also be interested in young adult literature about other aspects of World War II, including the internment of Japanese-American citizens on in the United States. The Children of Topaz is based on the diaries of Japanese-American...

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