From the Newbery Medal winning book By Lois Lowry Directed by Cynthia Levin
Lois Lowry’s story of the rescue of the Danish Jewish population during World War II is one of the most inspiring in human history. The Johansen family faces soldiers, interrogations, fierce dogs and the loss of loved ones to help their neighbors, the Rosens, escape across the sea to Sweden and safety.
Our education partner is the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
Themes & Resources The Holocaust, rescue and resistance. Extensive resource material for educators has been developed by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education: HERE. Visit the Coterie edublog resource site HERE.
Curriculum Ties Communication arts/literature (autobiography, journaling, historical fiction & Lois Lowry, interviewing); history & WWII; geography (places regions); social studies (values).