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The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Age 8-12
Grade 3-4

Carmen Agra Deedy, Henri Sorensen

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Paperback (Peachtree Publishing Company Feb. 1, 2020)

Carmen Agra Deedy’s award-winning retelling of a powerful World War II legend.

Without the yellow star to point them out, the Jews looked like any other Danes.

In 1940, Nazis occupied Denmark and King Christian X, beloved amongst his people, has to find some way to resist their overwhelming power. When the order goes out that all Jews must wear a yellow star on their clothes, the king has an idea that might just work. But it would take the faith and commitment of all Danes.

In this retelling of a World War II legend, New York Times best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy poignantly remind us of the power of a good, wise leader. Paired with Henri Sørensen’s arresting full-color portraits, this is a powerful and dignified story of heroic justice.

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Bologna Ragazzi Award for Children’s Non-Fiction

Christopher Award (Books for Young People)

Jane Addams Peace Prize (Honor Book)

ABC Children’s Booksellers’ Choices (Non-fiction)

Notable Books for a Global Society

1682631893 / 9781682631898
6.6 oz.
9.3 x 0.1 in.