The Newbery Challenge: Number the Stars

Dear Mr. Sharp, 

Wow!!! Can you believe we made it to Number the Stars? I find it VERY hard to believe. We've read a lot of really BAD and really GOOD Newbery Medal-winning books. Number the Stars has a special place on the list entitled, "ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED." 

Your friend,

Mr. Schu 

Please visit Colby Sharp's blog to hear his thoughts. Also, if you'd like to read more about Loren Long's visit, please click here

"I was in my pajamas and he schlepped me in, holding my hand, and asked me to recite this poem, which I did, being an obedient child." - Lois Lowry 

Lois has not always been her first name. 

Lois Lowry presented at the 2009 National Book Festival. 

Travis Jonker designed the cover on the right. 

"During the same years that I was a child growing up
in a small Pennsylvania town — the years of World
War II — Annelise was a child growing up in

Borrow Number the Stars from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


  1. Your depiction of Number the Stars was right on the money. I loved it and may add it to my reread list for April! :)



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