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Anne Frank based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This short (less than 40 pages) graphic novel tries to take the story of Anne Frank, the rise and fall of Nazis, and the Holocaust and condense them into one story for grades 3-5. They are largely unsuccessful. While the story is well-intentioned, it reads more like a history textbook, and glosses over certain facts, such as concentration camps and the eventual death of Anne and her family. The graphics are also disappointing, they are too brightly colored and seem computer generated, which makes them cold and stark. The tone of the novel is also of question, supposedly it was developed for grades 3-5, but the text is written towards the younger end, while the subject matter needs to be for a slightly older age. In addition, they present ideas, such as violence and Naziism, but they don't define them in the text, instead they include a glossary at the end and references for further research. This might be a good introduction for someone who is already familiar with the story of Anne Frank, but may not be the best choice for someone who is unfamiliar with the history of Naziism and World War II.