BSI: “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank (banned or challenged book)

September 6, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Books Sandwiched In.  Bring a lunch and join the discussion.

This later edition of the beloved classic contains entries from the 25 trying months of the family in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.  Anne Frank received a blank diary for her 13th birthday, just weeks before they went into hiding.   She filled it with her personal entries of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and an older dentists who has little tolerance for Anne’s vivacity.  The diary has vivid grubby details of the wartime struggles and candid discussions of emotions familiar to teenagers.  Her later entries reveal her compassion and spiritual depth.  Just 15, Anne died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March, 1945.  A moving and eloquent document of the Holocaust.

Books Sandwiched In is open to the public. You may bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book. The group is sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library. Copies of the books for discussion are available at the Library circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.

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