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The Upstairs Room
by Johanna Reiss
A classic WWII survivor story based on award-winning author Johanna Reiss's own childhood during the Holocaust. Now with a beautiful new cover and revised author's note.
When the German army occupied Holland in 1940, Annie was only eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in danger. Most people thought the war wouldn't last long, but Annie knew that if she wanted to stay alive, she would have to go into hiding.
Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered refuge to Annie and her older sister, Sini. For two years they hid in the cramped upstairs room of the Oosterveld's remote farmhouse. There, Annie and Sini would struggle to hold on to hope—separated from their family and confined to one tiny room—as a frightful and seemingly endless war raged on outside their window.
This classic autobiographical novel is a strong choice for classroom sharing and independent reading.
Paperback, 208 pages