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in the garden of beasts

More About the Big D Reads Companion Selections

Many of our activities and events for Big D Reads are about the companion books to The Diary of a Young Girl. Here is a brief description of each title. Theodore Geisel was known for his criticism of Hitler and the Nazis, drawing political cartoons depicting the evil regime and the failure of the rest of the world to stop…

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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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