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Thursday, December 2, 2010
ANNE FRANK STORY RESTYLED TO REACH A GREATER AUDIENCE
The School Library Journal reports an interesting new outreach to reluctant young readers, a move that is backed by the Anne Frank House.
Together, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have been creating comics for nearly 50 years. Most recently, their efforts have focused on creating nonfiction graphic novels that go a long way to help a more general understanding of historical events and the roles that key individuals played.
Now, commissioned by the Anne Frank House, in Amsterdam, they have created AnneFrank: TheAnneFrankHouseAuthorizedGraphicBiography, a deeply researched but widely accessible account of Anne's life and death, and the world she experienced.