Lois Lowry’s book Number The Stars won a Newberry award. It is also the current selection of the Andrew Luck book club for “rookie” readers (a.k.a. kids and people who like books for kids; the veteran book is on order and I will read and report when it gets here…). Andrew Luck is my favorite current quarterback because he does things like create a book club to inspire kids to read as well as move. That is fitness for life.
But what about the book? It’s amazing. Not an unexpected result from the writer who gave us The Giver as well. It is a timely choice, as well, in that it is the story of a little girl in Denmark during World War II who helps protect her Jewish friend and her family from the Nazis. We all need to be reminded that many small acts can add up to great things when we come together to resist wrong.
Read the book yourself. Or read it to a kid. Or get a kid to read it to you. Share it. Live it. Let’s make the world better.