Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: Anne Frank

Author: Sid Jacobson
Pages: 152 Pages
Publisher:  Hill and Wang
Publication Date: September 14th 2010
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Source: Library 

This is a great graphic novel about a powerful girl. I have read Anne Franks Diary with tears in my eyes. I really didn't expect to be so moved by this one. I was so impressed by how the book really stayed true to who she was. This is a great introduction to Anne Frank, which will make you want to learn more. 

While this is isn't her actual diary it is a beautiful biography about her. This book follows along her pre-hiding, during hiding, and in concentration camps, and then how her legacy lived on. It was a book woven together with great memories and interviews. I thought it was cool that they included snapshots of her diary and letters. 

The art in this book really fits with the powerful story. It is masterfully illustrated. The dialog is great and is easy to follow. This has great character development. I believe this is a great accompaniment to the diary, I don't believe it does justice by itself. 

I would recommend this book to older teens and adults. I feel like it could be introduced to young readers at some point. 

Goodreads Book Description: 

Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam,New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.

Video about the Graphic Novel

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