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Anne Frank

For Further Reading

The Anne Frank companion books chosen for Big D Reads are just a few examples of the great literature written about the Holocaust, Hitler and the Nazis. These are some others we recommend: Maus I&II by Art Spiegelman (ages 15+) A tale within a tale, Maus tells the story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a…

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(Re)Discover the power of Anne Frank in April

Friday April 1 marks the launch of the 2016 Big D Reads with a special reading of The Diary of a Young Girl at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Beginning at 10 am, members of the community and the museum will be taking turns reading aloud in the  “secret annex” – part of the Anne Frank exhibit on display in the…

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Dallas Morning News: Big D Reads Makes a Timely and Relevant Pick

From the March 25 Dallas Morning News editorial page: Big D Reads makes a timely and relevant pick Chances are you haven’t read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl since you were an adolescent student. But its themes of generosity versus betrayal and hate versus hope have uncanny relevance in 2016. That’s why we salute the folks behind…

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Big D Reads 2016 Examines the Holocaust

Hate. Hope. Persecution. Strength of the Human Spirit. Generosity and Betrayal in Wartime. These are the themes running throughout Anne Frank’s diary, a written warning to a future that still grapples with issues of hate and intolerance long after we should have learned the lessons of World War II and the Holocaust. But beyond the circumstances of her life, Anne Frank also…

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