Searching for Anne Frank: Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa

Searching for Anne Frank Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa In the fall of ten year old Juanita Wagner of Danville Iowa picked a name from a list of pen pals provided by her teacher She chose a girl her own age who lived in Amsterdam The girl s name wa

  • Title: Searching for Anne Frank: Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa
  • Author: Susan Goldman Rubin
  • ISBN: 9780810945142
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the fall of 1939, ten year old Juanita Wagner of Danville, Iowa, picked a name from a list of pen pals provided by her teacher She chose a girl her own age who lived in Amsterdam The girl s name was Anne Frank Through firsthand reports and interviews with Juanita s sister, Betty, friends of both Juanita and Anne Frank, as well as never before published photographs In the fall of 1939, ten year old Juanita Wagner of Danville, Iowa, picked a name from a list of pen pals provided by her teacher She chose a girl her own age who lived in Amsterdam The girl s name was Anne Frank Through firsthand reports and interviews with Juanita s sister, Betty, friends of both Juanita and Anne Frank, as well as never before published photographs, Susan Goldman Rubin weaves the story of two girls one in America and one in the Netherlands against the backdrop of pending World War II, its brutal reality, and it aftermath In alternating chapters, Goldman Rubin describes the lives of Juanita and Anne before the war begins, then continues to tell their stories, as well as those of their sisters, Betty and Margot, as the war progresses Juanita, Betty, and their mother witness the war from afar, aware of its presence only through radio, film clips, rationing, and watching schoolmates and friends leave for armed service In tragic contrast, Anne, Margot, and their parents go into hiding, are discovered, and are sent to concentration camps Only Anne s father survives.

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    About “Susan Goldman Rubin”

    1. Susan Goldman Rubin

      Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of than forty five books for young people, including Andy Warhol Pop Art Painter The Yellow House Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side and Edward Hopper Painter of Light and Shadow A long time instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers Program, Susan Goldman Rubin lives in Malibu, California.

    229 thoughts on “Searching for Anne Frank: Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa”

    1. This book is profoundly moving and difficult to digest. It tells the story more to the point. You get to know more about what happened to Anne, and how the diary was turned into a play and a movie. You learn how she died. You learn how everyone associated with her died. It's heart wrenching but necessary. I'm finding myself being drawn more and more into her story and into the life back during WW2. It is my heritage and I want to know so much. This book is an extreme eye opener and I'm glad it w [...]


    2. The book is an interesting one in that it tells the story from two different perspectives, Anne's and Betty's, the girl that started to write to Anne as a pen pal before the war started. You hear how both girls survived the war and how their lives differed and were the same. A good read and insight into this historical person.



    3. Wow, I absolutely loved this book! It was fascinating to see what life was like in both the Netherlands and America during WWII. I loved getting to see Anne’s story from more than just her perspective, and the book was a great summary of the events surrounding Anne and the war, and after. I actually learned a few things from this book! The only thing I didn’t really like was that I thought the author over-emphasized the “connection” between Anne and the pen pals in Iowa- I mean, they onl [...]


    4. A quick but thorough look into the lives of two very different families during WW2 who knew each other only by one letter apiece. The contrast in hardships endured is interesting and thought provoking. I'm definitely keeping this book around for the time when my child will learn about Anne Frank and Holocaust literature.





    5. I think this is a must read especially if you have teenagers. I will give more in my review, but I highly recommend this book!


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