The historical fiction novel Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, illustrates the theme courage. Annemarie wants to help Ellen escape, but it’s dangerous. Then she makes an important delivery, so Ellen and her family can escape to Sweden.
The author is saying that true bravery can be shown even by the young. As Annemarie learns more about the threat to Ellen, she becomes more brave. If I am ever in a similar situation, I hope I can develop the necessary courage to do what’s right like Annemarie did.
Some things to think about regarding this book:
*What is the signifcance of the title?
*How did Annemarie change from the beginning, through the middle, to the end?
*What incidents in the book most clearly show Annemarie’s courage?