Curator Reviews

Kenny Scharf

This heart-wrenching, first-hand account of hiding from the Nazis during World War II shows a young girl’s courage in the face of ultimate death. It is inspiring as well as heartbreaking.

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Joyce Maynard

We all know how Anne Frank’s story ended, though that part isn’t documented in the diary. Still, this is a hopeful book, written by a true optimist. For much of my life, I’ve kept a postcard of her tacked over whatever desk I occupied at the time, to remind me of how lucky I am, to be alive, and writing. I often imagine what Anne Frank might have created, given the chance. What’s my excuse not to try my best?

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